September 30, 2019
2020 Kentucky Hemp Program Application Period to Open Nov. 15

Kentucky hemp growers and processors may apply for a hemp license from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) hemp program for 2020 beginning Nov. 15. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our hemp program,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “We are making significant changes to the application process... more »

September 25, 2019
Hemp Insurance Cropping Up As Industry Awaits USDA Regulations

In early August, hemp farmers in central Oregon confronted a dilemma that every crop farmer fears. Severe thunderstorms – showering golf ball-sized hail – rolled through nearly five hundred acres of farmland, severely damaging the hemp crops in its path. Early estimates tallied the storm’s damage at nearly $25 million... more »

September 24, 2019
Hemp Industries Association of Florida Names New President

Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera will head the Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF) as its president. Lopez-Cantera was formally introduced in his new role as president at HIAF’s final Industrial Hemp Road Tour event on Sept. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tallahassee. HIAF is the official state... more »

September 24, 2019
Michigan Industrial Hemp Growers Reminded to Test Before Harvest

As the state’s first industrial hemp harvest begins, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is reminding growers that they must have their crop tested for THC content before they can harvest. “Under the Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program, growers are required to have pre-harvest testing to ensure their... more »

September 24, 2019
Job Training Grant Awarded to New Mexico Hemp Services

The New Mexico Economic Development Department has awarded 10 companies over $2 million to hire and train 123 new workers at businesses in Albuquerque, Clovis, Santa Rosa, and Santa Fe. Among those companies is New Mexico Hemp Services based in Santa Rosa. The company has been awarded $246,000 for 17... more »

September 24, 2019
Colorado seeks public input on industrial hemp

Leaders of the Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan (CHAMP) will hold a second public meeting on the subject of regulatory and economic issues surrounding industrial hemp. The meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Adams State University student union building, located... more »
Corn earworm is often the insect that is most damaging to hemp.

September 21, 2019
IPM In Hemp: Managing Pests A Work In Progress

New research published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management highlights arthropod pests that have been observed on hemp during various research trials. Led by Whitney Cranshaw, Ph.D., professor and Extension specialist at Colorado State University, with colleagues at CSU, Virginia Tech, the University of Vermont, and the University of... more »

September 20, 2019
Senate Committee Approves Agriculture Appropriations Bill with Hemp Provisions

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, which includes provisions on hemp added in by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The provisions added into the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill, which now must be approved by the full Senate, include: $16.5 million for the U.S. Department... more »

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