October 2, 2019
Farm Bureau, NIHC Ask EPA for More Hemp Crop Protection

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to add 10 crop protection products to those applications approved for use on hemp. The groups made the request in rulemaking comments submitted to the agency. “For hemp to reach its full... more »

October 2, 2019
OSU Hemp Center Receives $1M to Study Hemp Genetics

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. The gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp... more »

October 2, 2019
Green Point Research Buys Sunshine Growers’ Facility for Hemp Nursery

Green Point Research (GPR) has finalized its purchase of Sunshine Growers, a 30-acre nursery in Fort Meade, Florida, creating one of the largest hemp-dedicated nurseries in the United States. “We plan to move our seed production from Colorado into Florida, creating new jobs in the agricultural sector,” said David Hasenauer,... more »

October 1, 2019
Hemp Pavilion to Debut at 2020 World Ag Expo

Used in more than 25,000 products globally, industrial hemp was reintroduced to U.S. agriculture thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Interest in hemp has grown nationwide, and according to a December 2018 Forbes magazine article, is a “potential economic dynamo for American farmers.” World Ag Expo, one of the largest... more »

September 30, 2019
CBD Producer Sues Hemp Seed Seller for $44M Loss

Lexington, Kentucky-based CBD producer Elemental Processing is suing Troutdale, Oregon-based HP Farms over hemp seeds that failed to produce as promised. Elemental Processing claims it was sold more than 6 million seeds that were male instead of "feminized," OregonLive reports. An estimated $44 million in profits were lost, according to... more »

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 »

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