Hemp

January 15, 2020
National Hemp Association, New Holland Partner for Educational Outreach

The National Hemp Association (NHA) has partnered with New Holland Agriculture, an agricultural and construction equipment manufacturer based in Pennsylvania, to develop educational outreach for farmers and to lay the foundation of an integrated North American hemp supply chain. As part of this partnership, NHA will participate alongside New Holland... more »
Aurora UFC research

January 9, 2020
Florida Ag Department to Regulate CBD in Food, Dairy Products

On Jan. 1, 2020, food safety and animal feed rules for the new state hemp program under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) went into effect. Regulations on hemp extract used in food and dairy products and animal feed have been incorporated into existing FDACS programs, hemp... more »

January 8, 2020
Michigan Farm Bureau to Host Hemp Conference in February

Not far behind the level of excitement about the potential of industrial hemp production in 2019 was an equally high level of confusion for a crop that, up until passage of the 2018 farm bill, was considered illegal to raise. Understanding the rules, the best agronomic practices, a lack of... more »

January 8, 2020
Registration Open for Colorado Winter Hemp Summit

Interested in learning more about the ever-changing hemp-derived products industry? The Colorado Hemp Company, producer of the 7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, is inviting hemp industry advocates, manufacturers, farmers and the community to its 2nd Annual Winter Hemp Summit on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at... more »

January 7, 2020
EPA Approves Marrone Bio’s Regalia, Stargus for Hemp

Two biofungicide products from Marrone Bio Innovations — Stargus® and Regalia® — have been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for indoor and outdoor use on hemp plants. Stargus and Regalia improve hemp plant quality and yield, as well as treat and protect hemp plants from a... more »

January 6, 2020
Pennsylvania Hemp Processor to Pay $29,000 After Odor Complaints

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has entered into a consent order and agreement (COA) with Patriot Shield Pennsylvania, LLC, addressing air quality violations. Under the agreement, the Jeannette-based hemp drying, processing and storage facility must pay a civil fine of $29,000 with a schedule for payment. Patriot Shield... more »
Marijuana banking bill approved by house committee

January 6, 2020
Wisconsin Bank Services to Expand to Hemp in 2020

Nearly 50% of bank respondents who are currently not banking hemp said they will extend services to hemp-related customers in 2020 according to a recent Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) survey. WBA’s annual Bank CEO Economic Conditions Survey asked three hemp-related questions in addition to more traditional economic inquiries. The responses... more »

January 2, 2020
Considerations for Hemp Production

Author’s Note: Before reading this article, I would like to define two words: Growers and Farmers. A grower is a hemp cultivator who produces the crop in a greenhouse for liner production or for flower. A farmer is an outdoor producer. The hemp industry is at a very critical stage... more »

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