September 23, 2020
GPN Hosts Inaugural Cannabis & Hemp Week

Greenhouse Product News has concluded its inaugural Cannabis & Hemp Week, Sept. 22-24, held in partnership with Cannabis Product News and Hemp Production News. The interactive webinar series featured three educational sessions headlined by industry experts and leaders. Dr. Allison Justice, co-founder of The Hemp Mine and SC Botanicals, kicked... more »

September 23, 2020
Guidance For Michigan Growers On Pandemic Preparedness

Michigan State University Extension has created a set of resources that can help farmers gain a better understanding of their obligations as a business owner/operator, find answers to questions regarding exposure mitigation techniques, and develop a pandemic preparedness plan tailored to their operation. Among these freely-available resources is a Frequently... more »

September 23, 2020
University Of Vermont Offering Hemp Training For Technical Service Providers

The University of Vermont will be hosting a free virtual Hemp Training program starting in November. The registration deadline is Oct. 26, 2020. Each webinar will be worth one CEU for certified crop advisors. Topics include integrated pest management, organic production, resinous (CBD) hemp production, grain hemp production, fiber hemp... more »

September 22, 2020
Hemp Group Files Lawsuit Against DEA

A national hemp trade association and a South Carolina-based hemp company have filed a federal lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), challenging a rule the agency implemented last month that could have far-reaching consequences for the U.S. hemp industry. The petition, filed Sept. 18 in the U.S. Court of... more »

September 21, 2020
USDA Expands Coronavirus Relief Program To Hemp Growers

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run... more »

September 21, 2020
House Proposes Extending USDA Hemp Pilot Program

On Sept. 21 the House of Representatives released language for legislation that will keep the government operating at current funding levels and extends the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) hemp pilot program. "[We] see this as a positive development for hemp farmers across the country," said Patrick Atagi, Board... more »

September 21, 2020
Santa Fe Farms Acquires FathomNM’s Post Cultivation Services

Santa Fe Farms LLC, a company in the production, extraction, manufacturing, and distribution of THC-free, hemp-based phyto-cannabinoids, has acquired FathomNM, LLC’s post cultivation services as part of its overall hemp operations in New Mexico. FathomNM, LLC CEO Jeff Apodaca has joined Santa Fe Farms as both vice chairman of the... more »

September 17, 2020
Michigan State University, Tribal Nations Partner For Hemp Variety Trials

As consumer interest in hemp continues to grow, Michigan State University (MSU) is expanding its research and outreach efforts by partnering with several groups to assist farmers with production of this emerging crop in the Great Lakes region. Variety trials are ongoing at various locations across the state, including the... more »

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