October 29, 2019
USDA Releases Interim Hemp Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers,... more »

October 28, 2019
Purdue Receives First USDA Grant to Study Organic Hemp Production

When the 2018 Farm Bill legalized production of hemp, the deluge of phone calls from potential growers to scientists and state administrators quickly made it clear how little information is available for those hoping to plant the crop. Purdue University scientists have plans to change that with the help of... more »

October 25, 2019
GenCanna Global, Specialty Oil Extractors Form Hemp Processing Agreement

GenCanna Global Inc. and Specialty Oil Extractors have joined for a processing and manufacturing agreement. The first-of-its-kind partnership will serve as a processing solution that fulfills the needs of GenCanna’s Certified Farming Network, as well as farmers throughout the state of Kentucky. The partnership expands the scale of GenCanna's processing... more »

Paragon Processing hemp

October 24, 2019
Paragon Processing Provides Solution for Hemp Farmers

Paragon Processing, the largest hemp processing and climate-controlled storage facility currently operating in the U.S., is offering a much-needed solution to farmers that are dealing with the crisis of losing their hemp crop due to their inability to properly dry their harvest. Due to the current demand for drying services,... more »

October 23, 2019
Marijuana Company of America Begins Harvest at its Hemp Farm

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA), an innovative hemp and cannabis corporation, has announced it has begun its 2019 harvest at its CBD hemp farm in Scio, Oregon. With its joint venture partner, Global Hemp Group Inc., MCOA has created joint ventur subsidiary Covered Bridge Acres Ltd. (CBA), which owns... more »

October 17, 2019
Hemp Processor to Open $3.4M Facility in North Carolina

Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County, North Carolina. The company will invest $3.46 million in its new facility, located in Tabor City. Carolina Botanicals is a commercial processor of industrial hemp biomass. The raw product will... more »

October 13, 2019
Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Program Shares Proposed Rules

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is working to establish regulations and procedures in advance of the 2020 industrial hemp growing season. As part of the rulemaking process, the department is asking for public comment on the proposed industrial hemp rules from Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2019. To view the... more »

October 10, 2019
Integrated CBD Raises $50 Million in Funding

Integrated CBD, an institutional scale and quality supply chain leader for organic hemp-derived CBD, announced the close of $50 million in senior secured debt and a Series A equity round in a combination of debt and equity financing. The senior debt is led by an undisclosed New York-based hedge fund... more »

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