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How coronavirus in China could be a boon for US hemp producers

The coronavirus outbreak in China likely will benefit American hemp companies that compete with Chinese suppliers on the global and domestic markets. Trade tensions between the United States and China previously caused disruptions in the cannabis supply chain. And this newest issue underscores the vulnerabilities in the global marketplace that vape and other cannabis and […]

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Five mistakes to avoid before planting hemp this season

As hemp production grows at lightning speed, farmers are finding that the difference between success and failure in the cutthroat market happens before the first leaves emerge. Selling a hemp crop for the right price is dependent on starting with the right genetics and environment for growing. But in a new industry with a precious […]

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SLIDESHOW: Hempinions at the World Ag Expo

The staff of Hemp Industry Daily is attending the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. We asked members of the hemp industry: How will farmers cope with the USDA’s hemp rules in 2020?

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President Trump requests additional funds to regulate CBD, hemp

Hemp and CBD would get new attention by federal agencies under a 2021 budget plan released this week by President Donald Trump. Trump’s proposal asks for an additional $5 million next fiscal year for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate cannabis and its derivatives, including CBD. The president also asked for more money […]

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Hemp farmers should act fast to sign up for new USDA crop insurance options

Federal agriculture officials have introduced two crop insurance programs for hemp, both designed to protect farmers growing the new commodity from damage during natural disasters. But the programs have tight deadlines and limitations on who is eligible. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly available Multi-Peril Crop Insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program both provide […]

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