Hemp

August 27, 2020
EPA Approves Additional Pesticides For Use 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 »

August 27, 2020
Senator Asks USDA To Delay Hemp Production Program Final Rule

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to delay implementation of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Interim Final Rule (IFR), which, as currently drafted, "threatens the industrial hemp industry’s potential for Colorado’s farmers and seriously undermines this growing industry." U.S. Senator Chuck... more »

August 26, 2020
DEA Publishes Interim Final Rule On Hemp, CBD

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on Aug. 21, 2020, to take effect immediately. It potentially has serious implications for the hemp industry, in particular for processors. It interprets the language of the 2018 Farm Bill to say that products derived... more »

August 25, 2020
Front Range Biosciences To Establish Hemp Science Center of Excellence

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Front Range Biosciences (FRB) have partnered to establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence. Through this collaborative research and education agreement, SSI will provide instrumentation to support FRB's new analytical laboratory for hemp research and development. The FRB Hemp Science Center of Excellence will focus... more »

August 20, 2020
National Industrial Hemp Council Offers Guidance For CBD Regulations

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) filed comments on Aug. 19 with the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) to help direct their work on establishing a policy of enforcement discretion on CBD products. The comments were filed after the NIHC participated in a listening session with the FDA’s CBD Working... more »

August 19, 2020
National Hemp Association, New Holland Partner For Member Benefit

The National Hemp Association and its partner at New Holland Agriculture launched a new Member Benefit Program for members of the National Hemp Association (NHA). New Holland has recognized the importance of the emerging hemp industry. The relationship between the two organizations continues to provide a new customer base that... more »

August 19, 2020
Colorado Provides State Hemp Plan Status Update

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has requested Colorado clarify and revise certain elements of its State Hemp Management Plan, submitted on June 18, 2020. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is currently reviewing USDA’s comments and questions and considering revisions as it continues to prioritize representing the needs of... more »

August 17, 2020
FDA Seeking Contractor For CBD Study

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a contractor to provide support to the FDA by collecting samples and assessing the quantities of CBD and related cannabinoids. The contractor will also collect samples and assess potential associated contaminants such as toxic elements, pesticides, industrial chemicals, processing solvents and microbial contaminants,... more »

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