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May 10, 2021
NC State Studies ‘Seedless’ Hemp Varieties

When growing hemp for extraction of cannabinoids it is critical that only female plants are produced. Female flowers ("buds") are densely covered in cannabinoid-rich trichomes as compared to male flowers, which produce very little in terms of cannabinoids. What males do produce is an abundance of pollen, which can threaten... more »

May 10, 2021
USDA Approves Minnesota’s Revised Hemp Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the state of Minnesota’s revised hemp production plan. The plan governs the production and regulation of hemp in Minnesota and needed federal approval as part of USDA’s U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. "We thank USDA for their work on this new federal... more »

May 6, 2021
US Hemp Roundtable: Regulate Delta-8 Akin To Adult-Use Cannabis

The U.S. Hemp Roundtable has issued a statement outlining its stance on delta-8 THC and plans for "how to address delta-8 and other intoxicating compounds in state and federal law." The statement can be read below. "We are opposed to marketing products under the guise of hemp for their intoxicating... more »

May 6, 2021
‘Demo In The Desert’ To Showcase Harvesting Technology

The future of hemp and cannabis harvesting technology will be on display Thursday, May 13, at the second "Demo in the Desert," hosted by Eteros Technologies, a custom engineering, design and manufacturing firm and parent company of Mobius and Triminator. The hands-on exhibition will feature live equipment demonstrations and tutorials... more »

May 5, 2021
Ohio Company Begins Producing Single-Step Liquid Fertilizer

In late 2020, British biochemist and plant scientist, Dr. Russell Sharp, announced a major breakthrough in both hydroponics and soil cultivation. Gold Leaf is the world's first, true single-step liquid fertilizer to contain every essential plant nutrient in one bottle. Gold Leaf is now being manufactured in the US., and... more »

May 3, 2021
Texas A&M AgriLife Starts ‘First-Tuesday’ Hemp Zoom Updates

Up-to-date industrial hemp information is the goal of a newly initiated hemp education effort of Texas A&M AgriLife. Texas hemp growers and those interested in the crop can participate monthly in the free “First-Tuesday” online Zoom sessions. “We had our first Zoom session in March,” said Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., Texas... more »

May 2, 2021
Kentucky Hemp License Numbers Down, In Line With National Trends

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has licensed 445 hemp growers to cultivate up to 12,000 acres and 140 hemp processors and handlers for 2021. The department has also licensed 3.7 million square feet of greenhouse space for production. "These new numbers, while down, reflect what many industry experts have... more »

April 28, 2021
Florida Sees $370M In Economic Impact From Hemp In First Year

April 27 marked the one-year anniversary of Florida’s state hemp program, overseen by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). The department and its Office of Cannabis manages and regulates Florida’s hemp program and cannabis products, including CBD. Of the anniversary, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried offered the following... more »

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