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January 18, 2021
USDA Publishes Final Rule Regulating Hemp Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued the final rule regulating the production of hemp in the United States. The final rule incorporates modifications to regulations established under the interim final rule (IFR) published in October 2019. The modifications are based on public comments following the publication of the... more »

January 15, 2021
Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available In Kansas

Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The program allows for the licensing of producers to commercially grow or cultivate industrial hemp. To be considered for a commercial license for the 2021... more »

January 14, 2021
Untrustworthy Hemp Seed Suppliers Target Indiana Farmers

The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) is warning the public about predatory hemp seed vendors known to be currently active in the state. This year marks the first time hemp will be grown in Indiana as a commercial crop, not a research crop, said Donald Robison, OISC seed administrator.... more »

January 14, 2021
Generation Hemp Completes Acquisition Of Halcyon Thruput

Generation Hemp, Inc., a Dallas-based hemp company, has completed the previously announced acquisition of 100% of the assets of Halcyon Thruput, LLC. Halcyon Thruput is provides post-harvest and midstream services to growers by drying and processing harvested hemp directly from the field and wet-baled at the company’s 48,000-square-foot facility located... more »

January 14, 2021
EPA Approves Grandevo WDG For Use In Hemp

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a global provider of bio-based crop protection and plant health products, has received approval for Grandevo WDG Bioinsecticide and Grandevo CG for use on hemp by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Grandevo WDG has also been approved for use in New Zealand and Chile. Grandevo... more »

January 13, 2021
First THC-Free Cannabis Plant Approved By Florida A&M University

Bazelet Oglesby has received approval of its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-free Panakeia plant variety from Florida A&M University (FAMU) under its Industrial Hemp Pilot Project as administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Bazelet Oglesby is a company focused on the propagation of young hemp plants, plant breeding,... more »

January 12, 2021
Charlotte’s Web Secures Patents For Feminized Hybrid Hemp Varieties

Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc., a hemp CBD wellness company, has been granted U.S. Utility Patents for its hemp genetics by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The newly issued patents cover two of the company's new feminized seed hybrid hemp varieties developed under the company's breeding program; 'Kirsche' (US... more »

January 11, 2021
Planning For Colorado Hemp Center Of Excellence Underway

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has awarded the contract for development of a strategic plan for a state Hemp Center of Excellence to MPG Consulting. The selection was based on the recommendation of an independent review committee, which included a member of the Colorado Agriculture Commission, a member of... more »

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