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 »

November 21, 2019
NMSU Extension to Host Hemp Growers Round Table on Nov. 26

With the legalization of growing hemp in New Mexico, people venturing into the industry have many questions on how to have success with this crop. Donald Martinez, New Mexico State University Extension agricultural agent, is hosting a round table discussion for hemp growers in Rio Arriba County and the surrounding... more »

November 21, 2019
Colorado Launches Online Hemp Registration Process

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has launched its new Hemp Online Portal, or HOP. Applicants seeking to grow industrial hemp in Colorado can now apply for, pay for and submit an application online for review through the application section of the CDA Industrial Hemp website. “Colorado leads the nation... more »

November 20, 2019
Free Webinar to Address Production Considerations for Growing Industrial Hemp

A free webinar presented by Hemp Production News will cover production considerations for industrial hemp for the field farmer, greenhouse grower and propagator. The Production Considerations for Growing Industrial Hemp webinar will be held Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. EST. Allison Justice, co-founder of SC Botanicals, will provide a broad... more »

November 18, 2019
SAF Webinar to Give Update on US Hemp Program

USDA recently established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program through an interim final rule. The Society of American Florists will provide an update on program details during a webinar on Nov. 21. “This rule outlines provisions for the USDA to approve plans submitted by states and Indian Tribes for the... more »

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