November 18, 2019
Auction to Serve Hemp, CBD Extract Buyers

The Southern Hemp Marketplace (SHM), LLC, announced it will open its International Hemp Auction & Market (IHAM 2019) to worldwide hemp and CBD extract buyers through HiBid webcasting, an integrated web service and internet bidding solution from Auction Flex. With years of experience facilitating thousands of successful auctions, Auction Flex... more »
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November 14, 2019
LeafWorks Launches Cultivar Registration Program

LeafWorks, a female-founded genetics company specializing in identification for the cannabis/hemp and herbal industries, launched the LeafWorks Cultivar Registration program. This is a first-to-market service for the cannabis/hemp industries that enables cultivators and breeders to establish a record of cultivar (“strain”) creation and/or ownership. As the cannabis/hemp industry transitions from... more »

November 14, 2019
Free MU Extension Guides Help Prospective Industrial Hemp Growers

University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2. The four guides cover planning, agronomy, budgeting and marketing. Specialists created planning budgets that give estimates of income... more »

November 14, 2019
Gravitas Kannavis Launching Industrial Hemp Biomass Processors

Gravitas Kannavis, a division of Gravitas Infinitum, LLC (a Health & Wellness Holding Company) announced its Ultra Series – Organic Industrial Hemp Biomass Processors during the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference in Orlando. "We are working with mid-size and large-scale growers with processing requirements in the millions of pounds of hemp... more »

November 14, 2019
U of I Extension to Hold December Workshops on Industrial Hemp

The signing of the Illinois hemp bill has provided opportunities for the cultivation, distribution and processing of hemp for fiber, grain and CBD. Learn more about the options available in legal hemp production during a pair of workshops being hosted by the University of Illinois Extension on Dec. 19 and... more »

November 13, 2019
Icon Farms, PathogenDx Partner to Elevate Hemp Testing Standards

Icon Farms, a hemp operator and manufacturer for American hemp processors and distributors, has entered a strategic partnership with PathogenDx, Inc., an Arizona-based technology company that provides DNA-based customized pathogen testing for consumer industries. The partnership has been established to help standardize and implement microbial safety protocols across a comprehensive,... more »

November 11, 2019
Hemp, Farm Bill Programs Available to Hemp Growers in 2020

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced a rule that outlines how states and tribes can submit plans that will enable producers to grow hemp in those areas. This rule is a first step that enables USDA agencies that administer farm programs — including the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation... more »

November 10, 2019
Illinois Department of Agriculture to Host Hemp Summit in December

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will host a Hemp Summit on Dec. 17 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The Illinois Hemp Summit follows the release of USDA's 2019 Hemp Rules that have raised questions and concerns amongst Illinois hemp farmers and their advocacy groups. "We've heard... more »

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