There are benchmarks and standards for nearly everything when it comes to agricultural production, but not everyone is always using the same methods or using them in the same tactical way – especially in a nascent industry such as hemp. That’s why a new task force commissioned by the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is aiming […]Read More
As the hemp industry nears the end of a year of tremendous change, it can be easy to marvel at the progress the industry has made in the past 12 months. But we wanted to find out what’s next for the hemp industry. So Hemp Industry Daily caught up with 20 insiders from across the […]Read More
Have a sales plan. Consider hemp markets beyond the flower. And get ready for a bumpy ride. Those were among the many business takeaways from the 2019 Hemp Industry Daily Forum on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center during MJBizCon Week. The forum drew more than 500 entrepreneurs from all sectors of the hemp supply […]Read More
Optimism around a three-day hemp auction in Tennessee turned to disappointment when producers found way more sellers than buyers, driving prices down and leaving some frustrated. But organizers of the inaugural International Hemp Auction and Market, modeled after tobacco auctions in the area, say the market volatility will settle down, making future auctions more valuable. The […]Read More
A Kentucky bridge is the first in the nation to be repaired with hemp fibers, part of a University of Kentucky project to strengthen the state’s aging bridges. Engineering professor Issam Harik led the project, part of a larger effort to study the use of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in bridge repair and building construction. Harik used hemp […]Read More
Researchers from Virginia Tech have been tapped to predict the trajectory of wind-dispersed hemp pollen, a major concern for outdoor growers of marijuana and flower varieties of hemp. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has devoted $500,000 to look at the path of hemp and switchgrass pollens. The goal is to predict how and where pollen […]Read More
A Kentucky company planning to develop hemp-derived wood products has begun production even as it appeals a 25% tariff on some equipment from China. Fibonacci opened its $5.8 million facility in Murray, Kentucky, this week. The company, which plans to employ 25 people making hemp-based wood products such as flooring and furniture components, is appealing a tariff […]Read More
Traditionally, industrial hemp has two main commercial uses: food and fiber.
The two uses have distinctly different storage needs.Read More
Count Greg Wilson among those who believe hemp could bring a new business opportunity to an old industry.
After 15 years working in China on bamboo and oak products, Wilson had an idea when the 2014 Farm Bill opened opportunities to grow hemp in the United States.Read More
Ancillary firm GreenGro Technologies acquired 4 acres in Southern California for propagating low-THC, high-CBD hempseeds. “We expect the sale of those seeds to have a significant positive impact on both our revenue and bottom line since the costs associated with producing hempseeds are expected to be significantly less than the revenue that the sale of […]Read More
A Michigan company hopes to be at the forefront of industrial hemp textile and fabric adoption by marketing hemp mattresses to millennials. However, short supply of hemp fiber for textiles and fabric is creating challenges for the company and driving up the price. “When we went on the hunt for the ingredients to build the […]Read More
The hemp industry in Canada is welcoming a move by the country’s regulatory body to simplify the export of hempseed to the United States ahead of this spring’s planting season. Last week, Health Canada notified hemp license holders and applicants the agency would no longer require an import permit from the U.S. authority before issuing […]Read More
Laura Drotleff Interviews Dr. Jonathan Vaught, CEO & Founder of Front Range BiosciencesHemp Industry Daily reporter, Laura Drotleff, interviews Dr. Jonathan Vaught, CEO & Founder of Front Range Biosciences.
Monica Raymunt Interviews Giovanni Isoldi, CTO at Materia Medica ProcessingHemp Industry Daily international reporter, Monica Raymunt, interviews Giovanni Isoldi, CTO at Materia Medica Processing.
Starting a CBD Business During a Time of UncertaintyThe economy has seen its fair share of up’s and down’s, but the CBD industry, still in infancy, has been a wild ride. The CBD industry has been the mecca for business entrepreneurs and start-ups, but what happens when economic or environmental circumstances out of your control strike? Hemp Industry Daily reporter Ivan Moreno, speaks with Jennifer Culpepper, Founder and Principal at Brand Joint and Co-founder at I+I Botanicals, and Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO at Prima, to discuss their experience during COVID-19.