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December 31, 2019
Top Nine Hemp Stories in 2019

2019 was a big year for hemp with many producers preparing to have at least one growing season under their belt. Hemp Production News is taking a look back at the most popular hemp-related stories from the past year. 1. ColorPoint KY, AgTech Scientific Merge›› The companies announced the ColorPoint... more »

December 30, 2019
USDA Approves First State, Tribal Hemp Production Plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the first set of plans submitted by states and Indian tribes for the domestic production of hemp under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The plans were submitted by the states of Louisiana, New Jersey, and Ohio, and the Flandreau Santee Sioux,... more »

December 26, 2019
Hemp in the High Plains to be Discussed in Amarillo

A “First Things” Considerations for Industrial Hemp in Texas program will be hosted Jan. 13 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. Registration is $20 per person and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will... more »

December 26, 2019
The Hemp University Announces First Workshop of 2020

The Hemp University will host its first educational workshop of the year, New Leaf Symposium, and its Golden Grow Awards Gala, an initiative to recognize, evaluate and honor excellence in the industrial hemp space. The New Leaf Symposium takes place from 11 a.m. PST to 7 p.m. PST on Jan.... more »

December 23, 2019
USDA Announces Pilot Insurance Coverage for Hemp Growers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020. The pilot insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage under 508(h) Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) for eligible producers in certain counties in Alabama, California, Colorado,... more »

December 23, 2019
EPA Approves Use of 10 Pesticides on Hemp

In December 2019, EPA approved adding hemp to the use sites of 10 pesticides. Nine of the products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. As EPA receives additional applications to amend product labels to add use on hemp, the agency will process those applications on an ongoing basis... more »

December 20, 2019
Indo Expo Names New Hemp Program Coordinator

Indo Expo has signed on government relations consultant and lobbyist Cindy Sovine. Taking up the new hemp program coordinator role, Sovine will be directly responsible for curating workshops, seminars and content related to the hemp sector. “The hemp industry is booming, and we couldn’t be more privileged to have a... more »

December 17, 2019
New Software Program Streamlines South Carolina Hemp Licensing Program

Kelly Registration Systems (KRS), a provider of essential information and automation solutions to the agribusiness and pesticide industry, has extended its existing contract with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) to build the software system that will manage and automate the state's hemp licensing program. The system will manage... more »

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