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Canada’s hemp industry shrank last year amid slow-moving CBD regulations, USDA says

Canada has a 20-year head start on the United States in growing and processing hemp. But Canada’s acreage shrank in 2018 as the nation lagged behind its southern neighbor in developing a market for hemp extracts such as CBD, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights Canada’s industrial hemp industry. […]

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Plant researchers discuss breeding priorities for stable hemp genetics

To maintain growth, the booming U.S. hemp industry needs a reliable supply of steady, stable seed genetics. Professional and academic plant breeders are rushing to fill the market demand, but it might take at least another five years to develop those genetics, according to longtime breeders. That’s because it takes time to breed, trial and […]

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Ongoing hemp-transport questions trigger Minnesota warning

A Minnesota hemp industry group is warning manufacturers not to order hemp biomass from other states in the wake of a South Dakota drug arrest of a deliveryman bringing plants from Colorado to Minnesota for extraction. The Minnesota warning comes as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments next week over hemp transportation. “The ability […]

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