Hemp

November 26, 2019
Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show Introduces Hemp Programming

The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show, slated for Dec. 3-5 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, features several education sessions with a focus on ag topics affecting the Texas Panhandle. New programming at this year’s show will highlight hemp. IDEAg Group, producers of the Amarillo Farm & Ranch... more »

November 25, 2019
South Carolina Sets Out Timeline for 2020 Hemp Permitting

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is working on gathering comments on the USDA's interim final rule setting out a national regulatory framework for hemp, as well as writing a new state plan for its hemp program. In order to comply with state law, SCDA submitted a “placeholder” state... more »

November 25, 2019
Oregon Senators Request Five Changes to USDA Hemp Rule

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., as authors of the legislation that legalized hemp production nationwide, have requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) make several changes as it develops its final rule for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. Wyden and Merkley, in a letter... more »

November 23, 2019
Executive Order Allows Interstate Hemp Transportation in Idaho

Idaho Governor Brad Little has issued an executive order to resolve conflicts between state and federal law related to the interstate transportation of hemp across Idaho. The executive order serves as a stopgap measure until the Idaho Legislature enacts a more permanent solution. The executive order does not authorize or... more »

November 22, 2019
Breaking Down USDA’s Rule and North Carolina Law

Marne Coit, agricultural law lecturer at North Carolina State University, breaks down the different ways North Carolina could potentially manage hemp production given current state laws and the USDA's new hemp rule. On Oct. 31, 2019, the USDA released its interim final rule (IFR) which establishes the US Domestic Hemp... more »

November 21, 2019
$500K Investment Awarded to Five Minority-Owned Cannabis, Hemp Businesses

Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) and Merida Capital Partners have named the winning recipients of investment through the Inclusive Industry ("i2") Accelerator, which will deploy $500,000 initially to fast-track the development of five minority-owned businesses. The recipients are: Vega Holdings — Meriden, Connecticut; $150,000 investment Vega Holdings is the only... more »

November 21, 2019
Arcadia Biosciences Expands Hemp Operations in Hawaii

Arcadia Biosciences has expanded its hemp cultivation in Hawaii through a recently formed joint venture with Legacy Ventures Hawaii, Archipelago™ Ventures. The joint venture has: Expanded its cultivation footprint on Hawaii by 3x, from 10 to 30 acres, through partnerships with two new license holders. Archipelago is seeding the new... more »

November 21, 2019
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, ValidCare Partner to Research Hemp

ValidCare, a market intelligence and consumer research platform for the hemp industry, and the University of Kentucky Research Foundation (UKRF) have entered into a services agreement to advance the research of hemp-derived products. The agreement will give hemp-derived product companies access to the broad resources of each organization to conduct... more »

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