October 31, 2019
Hemp Industries Association Conference Names Keynote Speakers

The Hemp Industries Association announces a diverse lineup of national sponsors and hemp industry leaders for the 26th annual Hemp Industries Association Conference (HIACON) Nov. 1 through Nov. 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina. HIACON will bring over 40 exhibitors and more than 40 speakers and educators representing the farm business,... more »

October 30, 2019
States React to USDA’s Hemp Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its interim final rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule establishes a new section specifying the rules and regulations to produce hemp. The action is mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm... more »

October 30, 2019
Early UC Hemp Research Already Yielding Results

For the first time ever, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers harvested an industrial hemp crop at one of its nine research and extension centers this fall. "It's an interesting crop," said UC Cooperative Extension specialist Bob Hutmacher. "We don't have a lot of experience in UC ANR... more »

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October 29, 2019
Thinking of Growing Hemp?

The market for hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) products has exploded. Whether it’s edibles or for personal care, you can find a wide range of products infused with CBD. Target, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS are just a few of the major retailers looking to expand their offerings of CBD-infused products. The market... more »

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 »

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