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 »

November 10, 2019
Southern University to Host Cannabis, Hemp Education Symposium

As the cannabis legalization topic evolves, the Southern University Law Center’s Cannabis Compliance, Law and Policy Institute, in partnership with the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, wants to continue the conversation during their upcoming Cannabis and Hemp Continuing Education Symposium taking place on Dec. 12-13 from 8 a.m.... more »
Christopher Perkins puts trays of hemp into a drying machine at UConn's Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering lab.

November 7, 2019
UConn Launches Hemp Testing Lab in Response to Industry Need

In response to a rapidly expanding commercial hemp industry driven by interest in products with CBD oil, the University of Connecticut recently opened a laboratory where the plant can be tested for a variety of compounds. As part of the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering's Hemp Initiative, the UConn... more »

November 7, 2019
USDA Webinar Provides Overview of Hemp Production Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has posted a webinar to provide an overview of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which was established to create a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. The webinar discusses the differences between hemp-related provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and... more »

November 6, 2019
Tickets on Sale for Colorado Winter Hemp Summit

The Colorado Hemp Company now has tickets on sale for the 2nd Annual Colorado Winter Hemp Summit. The event will be hosted at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, located at 6007 Oreg Avenue in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organizers and industry... more »

November 5, 2019
AHPA’s Michael McGuffin Delivers Keynote at Hemp Industries Association Conference

American Herbal Products Association President Michael McGuffin discussed opportunities and challenges for companies marketing hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) in products labeled as dietary supplements at the 26th Annual Hemp Industries Association Conference (HIACON) held in Charlotte, North Carolina. McGuffin highlighted AHPA's recent efforts to advocate for a legal pathway to... more »

November 2, 2019
Kentucky Hemp Summit Set for Dec. 4 in Louisville

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host a Kentucky Hemp Summit in December for those interested in learning more about the hemp industry. “We decided to host a Kentucky Hemp Summit so that Kentuckians can learn more about this crop that connects the Commonwealth’s past to its future,” Agriculture... more »

November 1, 2019
Commercial Hemp Fiber Processor to Open in Virginia

Virginia's first commercial industrial hemp fiber processing facility will locate in Wythe County. Vitality Farms, LLC, operating as Appalachian Biomass Processing, will invest $894,000, create 13 new jobs, and plans to purchase more than 6,000 tons of Virginia-grown industrial hemp over the next three years, at a value of more... more »

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