Wisconsin Hemp Business & Legal News


Wisconsin hemp seed seller sues Canadian producer over distribution dispute

A Wisconsin hemp seed seller is in a contract dispute with a Canadian seed producer over where and for how long it can sell a grain cultivar. Legacy Hemp of Hastings, Minnesota, says that Terramax Holdings Corp. is trying to renege on the length of time Legacy Hemp has the rights to sell the seeds in […]

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Wisconsin hemp grower sues Illinois contractor, says product was burned

A Wisconsin-based hemp grower is suing an Illinois farm it hired to dry 84,000 pounds of the crop, only to have most of the product burn during the drying process, a federal lawsuit alleges. Oconomowoc-based Lake County Growers said it hired Winslow, Illinois-headquartered Moest Holdings in October to dry the hemp with an industrial dryer. Lake […]

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Here’s why states are keeping their pilot hemp programs through 2020

Timing, testing and the lack of in-state access to drug-registered laboratories were among the reasons state agriculture officials in six states said their hemp programs will be run under the 2014 pilot research program this year instead of submitting a 2020 hemp production plan under the new proposed federal rules. “We looked at all the […]

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Wisconsin governor signs hemp expansion into law

Wisconsin has become the first state to adopt hemp expansion after seeing how federal agriculture regulators want to manage the new crop. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law directing the state’s agriculture department to mirror production guidelines released in October by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new Wisconsin hemp law: Charges farmers […]

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Hemp boom: States report dramatic licensing increases for 2019

Hemp production is about to shift into overdrive in states where growers have been licensed to get started with the 2019 planting season. There is a dramatic increase in interest among new farmers looking to capitalize on hemp in states that have been growing the crop under pilot programs. Here’s an early look at 2019 […]

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Wisconsin extends deadline for applications to grow hemp

Wisconsin state regulators are giving prospective hemp farmers another two months to apply for licenses for the 2019 growing season. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced that it’s extending the deadline for new license applications and existing registration renewals from Dec. 31 to March 1. Brian Kuhn, director of DATCP’s Bureau […]

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Wisconsin tribe sues state for delaying CBD production

A Wisconsin tribe planning to produce hemp-derived CBD is suing the state because enforcement authorities say a new hemp law doesn’t necessarily clear the St. Croix Chippewa to start making cannabidiol. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Madison, comes weeks after Wisconsin expanded its limited CBD law by allowing hemp production. The Chippewa […]

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Wisconsin hemp bill signed into law, closing geographic gap

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill making Wisconsin the 35th state to allow hemp production. The bill had passed unanimously in the state Legislature, sending the measure to Walker’s desk. Supporters say Wisconsin farmers should be able to grow hemp in 2018. The measure: Directs the University of Wisconsin to administer voluntary […]

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Wisconsin hemp law advances to governor’s desk

A bill authorizing hemp cultivation in Wisconsin awaits the signature of Republican Gov. Scott Walker after both chambers of the state legislature unanimously approved the measure. But Walker isn’t saying whether he’ll sign it into law. A spokesman told The Associated Press the governor would review the bill but did not commit to signing it. […]

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