Industrial hemp

August 5, 2020
Midwestern Hemp Database Project Seeks Grower Participation

Hemp is a fast growing, annual herbaceous plant that can be used to produce fiber, grain and cannabinoids. As a "new" crop to Midwestern agriculture, best management practices for hemp have yet to be determined. In response, land grant universities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan are partnering with Rock... more »

August 5, 2020
Texas Accepting Applications To Manufacture, Sell Consumable Hemp

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has launched the Consumable Hemp Program to regulate the manufacturing, processing, distribution and retail sale of consumable hemp products. DSHS is currently accepting applications online for consumable hemp product licenses and retailer registrations. "The program establishes a consistent regulatory framework for consumable... more »

August 5, 2020
Applications For Mississippi Hemp Production Licenses Now Available

The Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Act (Senate Bill 2725) was signed into law on June 29, 2020. This act legalized the cultivation of hemp under a state plan to be created and implemented by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Although the act allowed for a state hemp cultivation program, the... more »

August 4, 2020
Hemp Industries Association Closes State Chapter Program

The Hemp Industries Association board voted on Wednesday, July 15, to form a task force to study chapter structures and implementation to deliver recommendations on a new structure to serve the needs of their members at the state and regional levels. "This is a much-needed change for the HIA as... more »

August 3, 2020
Nominations Sought For Colorado Hemp Advisory Committee

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking member nominations for its Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC). The HAC advises the department and confers on all matters regarding the regulation of hemp. Committee members assist the Commissioner of Agriculture and program staff in promulgating rules to carry out the Hemp Act,... more »
The Hemp Mine Field Day

August 3, 2020
The Hemp Mine Hosting September Field Days

The Hemp Mine (THM) is hosting two field day trial events starting in September. These events are meant to bring awareness to regional genetic performance by offering customers a firsthand experience. National data collection and performance evaluation allows farmers to have the proper tools to forecast, cultivate and bring value... more »

July 31, 2020
Louisiana Industrial Hemp Hit Hard By Southern Blight

Louisiana’s first industrial hemp crop is getting hammered by a fungal disease called southern blight. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh says the disease is caused by a soilborne fungus called Sclerotium rolfsii. “The pathogen has a wide host range and is known to cause disease on more than 500... more »

July 28, 2020
Program To Help Labs Achieve Accurate THC, CBD Measurements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a program to help laboratories accurately measure key chemical compounds in marijuana, hemp and other cannabis products including oils, edibles, tinctures and balms. The program aims to increase accuracy in product labeling and help forensic laboratories distinguish between hemp, which... more »

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