September 5, 2020
Industrial Hemp Application Period Opens In West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture's (WVDA) application period for the state’s industrial hemp program opened Sept. 1 for the 2021 growing season. Those interested in growing industrial hemp must apply by Oct. 31, 2020. To receive a license by the first of the year, all required materials should be... more »

September 4, 2020
USDA Approves Two Additional State Hemp Plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Missouri's State Hemp Plan on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Maine's State Hemp Plans on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Missouri The approval of Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Plan was made by USDA with no required changes to existing state regulation. As a result, Missouri’s industrial hemp... more »

September 3, 2020
Cannabis & Hemp Week: Meet The Presenters

GPN—Greenhouse Product News will host its first Cannabis & Hemp Week from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, featuring a line-up of industry leaders and experts. Register for free to view Cannabis & Hemp Week's three webcasts addressing the latest issues facing growers today. The webcast series is interactive and designed... more »

MSU technician Chris Robbins inspects industrial hemp research plots.

September 3, 2020
Michigan State University Virtual Session To Cover Industrial Hemp Production

Michigan State University's final Field Crops Virtual Breakfast for the 2020 season will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 a.m. Extension agronomist Kurt Thelen will discuss the production aspects of industrial hemp. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the broadcast. A weekly weather outlook will... more »

September 2, 2020
Open Book Extracts Welcomes Harvest Featuring High CBG, CBC Strains

With demand increasing for traceable, high quality, hemp-derived minor cannabinoid ingredients like CBG and CBC, Open Book Extracts (OBX), a producer of cannabinoid-based health and wellness products in North Carolina, is pleased to welcome the first harvests from its 2020 farm network, featuring strains high in CBG and CBC. "CBD... more »

September 2, 2020
Panda Biotech To Cottonize Hemp Fiber On Commercial Scale

Dallas-based Panda Biotech has selected Wichita Falls, Texas, to be the home of its largest industrial hemp processing center in the United States. The Panda Texas Plains Hemp Gin will also be the first facility in the nation to cottonize hemp fiber on a commercial scale for the American textile... more »

September 1, 2020
Arcadia Biosciences Completes Purchase Of Industrial Seed Innovations

Arcadia Biosciences, a leader in science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, has completed the purchase of Oregon-based Industrial Seed Innovations (ISI) specializing in organically grown, high CBD feminized hemp seed and seedlings. With this acquisition, ISI’s portfolio of strong performing, federally compliant... more »

September 1, 2020
Cornell Shares Insights During Virtual Hemp Field Day

Virtual extension during the COVID-19 pandemic is expanding the reach that researchers at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Science (Cornell CALS) have to new audiences, as evidenced by a virtual hemp field day this month. The Aug. 20 event hosted by the Cornell Hemp Research Team on Zoom, drew... more »

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