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January 15, 2021
Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available In Kansas

Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The program allows for the licensing of producers to commercially grow or cultivate industrial hemp. To be considered for a commercial license for the 2021... more »

January 14, 2021
Untrustworthy Hemp Seed Suppliers Target Indiana Farmers

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is warning the public about predatory hemp seed vendors known to be currently active in the state. This year marks the first time hemp will be grown in Indiana as a commercial crop, not a research crop, said Donald Robison, OISC seed administrator.... more »

January 12, 2021
Charlotte’s Web Secures Patents For Feminized Hybrid Hemp Varieties

Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc., a hemp CBD wellness company, has been granted U.S. Utility Patents for its hemp genetics by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The newly issued patents cover two of the company's new feminized seed hybrid hemp varieties developed under the company's breeding program; 'Kirsche' (US... more »

January 7, 2021
Online Purdue Course Takes Comprehensive Look At Hemp

A new, old industry. That’s how the U.S. Department of Agriculture characterizes hemp, a versatile crop grown around the world for thousands of years, including in the U.S., before being effectively outlawed in the 1970s because hemp and marijuana are from the same plant. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp... more »

January 7, 2021
Industrial Hemp Workshop Available On-Demand From UF/IFAS

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Program launched a virtual workshop with research and program updates, available online beginning Jan. 11 for $40. The workshop consists of a collection of pre-recorded lectures and prepared documents available for on-demand viewing. In addition to the virtual delivery, there are opportunities to engage with... more »

January 5, 2021
Auburn University Grant To Cover Hemp Production Research

The Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Production Agriculture Research, or PAR, grants program is working to provide immediate solutions to stakeholder-identified problems in Alabama, including hemp. Established in 2017, the PAR program already has resulted in significant outcomes, including the development and implementation of new research innovations and increased partnerships... more »

April 17, 2020
Hemp Production Basics

CBD hemp production presents an exciting and potentially profitable way for ornamental growers to diversify. As with any emerging market, the market can be quite volatile. Early adopters may realize great success but also may encounter failure due to factors beyond their control. While overall market conditions cannot be controlled,... more »
Industrial hemp plants are shown in a greenhouse at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

January 30, 2020
Study: Genetics Key Factor In Hemp Becoming Too High In THC

As the hemp industry grows, producers face the challenge of cultivating a crop that has received comparatively little scientific study, and that can become unusable – and illegal – if it develops too much of the psychoactive chemical THC. In a new study, Cornell researchers have determined that a hemp... more »

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