October 23, 2020
Green Hygienics Holdings Granted Organic Certification

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (GHH) has been granted the USDA Organic Certification (7 CFR Part 205) for the cultivation and post-harvest processing of industrial hemp by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), for its Sol Valley Ranch property, after meeting the CCOF/USDA guidelines for quality and consistency for cultivation, harvest,... more »

October 23, 2020
Virtual Industrial Hemp Conference Slated For Nov. 5 At UMES

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension will host its second annual Industrial Hemp Conference, Nov. 5, in a virtual format due to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from universities and agencies across the country aim to educate growers and stakeholders about the status of the industry and the... more »

October 22, 2020
SBA: Hemp Interim Final Rule Stifles Businesses’ Participation

The Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) of the U.S. Small Business Administration has submitted comments in response to the reopening of the public comment period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) interim final rule titled: “Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program.” Advocacy is concerned about the... more »

October 20, 2020
USDA Approves Michigan’s Industrial Hemp State Plan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) received federal approval of the state’s Industrial Hemp Plan. This plan establishes regulatory requirements for cultivating industrial hemp and gives MDARD primary oversight of industrial hemp production in Michigan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval means Michigan’s plan complies with... more »

October 20, 2020
Tennessee Hemp Growers Get Another Year To Transition To Federal Program

Hemp growers in Tennessee will have more time to adjust to federal Domestic Hemp Program guidelines. The program was scheduled to take effect this year, but the United States Congress extended the current industrial hemp pilot program authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill through Sept. 30, 2021. Tennessee will continue... more »

October 14, 2020
CSU Pueblo Receives Grant To Advance Industrial Hemp Education

Colorado State University-Pueblo received $275,000 in grant funding from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program for the development of the Industrial Hemp Education, Agriculture and Research (InHEAR) program. InHEAR specifically addresses needs of education in the area of biology and chemistry with a focus primarily on... more »

October 14, 2020
Avient Biosciences Opens Hemp Research, Extraction Facility

Avient Biosciences has officially launched its 200,000-square-foot industrial hemp research and extraction facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle region. Designed for full cGMP compliance (21 CFR Parts 210 and 211), Avient's 36-acre campus includes pharmaceutical- and food-grade research and production suites, on-site analytical testing laboratories, and climate-controlled biomass storage facilities.... more »

October 13, 2020
High Grade Hemp Seed Launches Farm Partner Program

High Grade Hemp Seed, a market leader in the production and sales of premium hemp genetics, is introducing Farm Partner Program (FPP), aiming to make consistent, compliant production a reality for the U.S. hemp market. Co-created by Center Pivot Group (CPG), the new Farm Partner Program will provide an infrastructure... more »

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