September 22, 2020
Hemp Group Files Lawsuit Against DEA

A national hemp trade association and a South Carolina-based hemp company have filed a federal lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), challenging a rule the agency implemented last month that could have far-reaching consequences for the U.S. hemp industry. The petition, filed Sept. 18 in the U.S. Court of... more »

September 21, 2020
USDA Expands Coronavirus Relief Program To Hemp Growers

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin Sept. 21 and run... more »

September 21, 2020
House Proposes Extending USDA Hemp Pilot Program

On Sept. 21 the House of Representatives released language for legislation that will keep the government operating at current funding levels and extends the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) hemp pilot program. "[We] see this as a positive development for hemp farmers across the country," said Patrick Atagi, Board... more »

September 21, 2020
Santa Fe Farms Acquires FathomNM’s Post Cultivation Services

Santa Fe Farms LLC, a company in the production, extraction, manufacturing, and distribution of THC-free, hemp-based phyto-cannabinoids, has acquired FathomNM, LLC’s post cultivation services as part of its overall hemp operations in New Mexico. FathomNM, LLC CEO Jeff Apodaca has joined Santa Fe Farms as both vice chairman of the... more »

September 17, 2020
Michigan State University, Tribal Nations Partner For Hemp Variety Trials

As consumer interest in hemp continues to grow, Michigan State University (MSU) is expanding its research and outreach efforts by partnering with several groups to assist farmers with production of this emerging crop in the Great Lakes region. Variety trials are ongoing at various locations across the state, including the... more »

September 16, 2020
NCSU Hemp Field Day Goes Virtual

The 2020 North Carolina State University (NCSU) Virtual Hemp Field Day is now live on the NCSU Extension website. Visitors will find a collection of video presentations and field demonstrations from faculty, staff and graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as updates from the... more »
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September 16, 2020
New West Genetics Debuts ABOUND Hemp Line

New West Genetics (NWG) has introduced ABOUND, a line of hemp varieties specifically bred for row crop farmers. For the hemp industry to have a future, it must be scalable to ensure a stable supply chain with quality products. Row crop farmers are key to the industry’s future, according to... more »

September 16, 2020
U.S. Hemp Growers Association Announces Board Members

U.S. Hemp Growers Association has announced the organization’s Founding Board of Directors. “We are pleased that this founding board is diverse in size, experience, geography and background,” said Michael Bowman, USHGA Chairman. “The bylaws call for a majority of members to be growers, and that has been achieved. This founding... more »

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