Hemp Cultivation, Processing & Extraction News

Canadian marijuana financier entering hemp industry in Nevada

A Canadian company that finances marijuana projects is expanding into the hemp business in Nevada. Crop Infrastructure announced Monday that it has entered into a loan agreement with Elite Ventures Group to buy 315 acres in Nye County, Nevada. Crop is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Elite Ventures in Las Vegas. The two companies […]

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Only one grower in Washington hemp program for 2018

The outlook is bleak for Washington state hemp. Delay in oversight funding, ongoing challenges around seed sourcing and a lack of processing options have limited program participation for 2018. Only one organization, the Colville Confederated Tribes, has been licensed to grow hemp for 2018 so far, according to a report in Capital Press. The tribes […]

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Myth-busting: Hemp needs more water than many think

Hemp isn’t as immune to drought as supporters claim, according to a Colorado State University soil researcher who analyzed two years of Colorado hemp production. “There are a lot of myths about this crop, and one of them is that it doesn’t need much water,” said Brian Campbell, a doctoral student in Soil and Crop […]

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Climate challenges may delay Florida hemp production

Hemp has been legal in Florida since 2017, but state researchers say that the Sunshine State’s unusual climate means it could be years before private farmers can sign up to try the new crop. Florida wants to make sure hemp isn’t invasive in its warm, humid climate, according to Growing Produce, a trade publication for […]

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Mike Tyson adds West Virginia hemp to his marijuana company

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is adding a hemp business to his marijuana company. Tyson Holistic, which broke ground in January on a marijuana cultivation and processing site in southern California, says it envisions growing hemp, lavender and soy in West Virginia, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Tyson’s company is teaming up with a […]

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