Hemp

February 20, 2020
Hemp Program Applications Now Open To Growers In Maine

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) hemp program is now accepting applications. DACF Indoor and Outdoor Hemp License Applications are available on the Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources website, and are due at least 30 days before the anticipated date of planting. Two proposed rule... more »

February 20, 2020
UK Extension Hosting Grower’s Guide To Hemp Production Meetings

Regional meetings hosted by University of Kentucky Extension this spring will provide producers information on various aspects of hemp production in Kentucky. These full-day, educational programs will be hosted in Fayette, Warren, Hardin, Marshall and Breathitt counties. All programs are open to growers of any experience level, or those interested... more »

February 20, 2020
Centuria Achieves USDA Organic Certification For THC Remediation

Centuria Foods, Inc. has received organic certification from the National Organic Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its THC remediation process, becoming the first CBD company in North America to do so. The USDA organic seal is recognized as a trustworthy symbol that products bearing it... more »

Industrial hemp plants are shown in a greenhouse at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

February 17, 2020
Studies Show Hemp As Pollen Source For Bees

Two recently published studies have found hemp to be a pollen source for bees, especially when other floral sources may be limited. Colorado State University A study conducted by researchers at Colorado State University's Department of Soil and Crop Sciences found hemp's prolific pollen production may provide major ecological benefits... more »

February 17, 2020
Texas Researchers Develop Handheld Scanner To Identify THC Level

Hemp is technically legal in Texas, but proving that hemp is not marijuana can be a hurdle, requiring testing in a licensed laboratory. So, when a truck carrying thousands of pounds of hemp was recently detained by law enforcement near Amarillo, the driver spent weeks in jail awaiting confirmation that... more »

February 17, 2020
North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results Now Available

North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results are finally here. Hemp strains were tested in four locations last year including Harnett, Henderson, Johnston, and Rowan Counties. In some cases, strains tested at each location varied depending on what transplants were available on a given planting date. Research... more »

February 15, 2020
Charlotte’s Web Earns NSF International’s GMP Registration

A Charlotte's Web Holdings manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colorado, was recently added to NSF International's dietary supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that a manufacturing facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place to produce dietary supplement products. "Our commitment... more »

February 15, 2020
UF/IFAS Hemp Pilot Project Successes Lay Groundwork For Continued Research

Since the Florida State legislature authorized Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects for land grant institutions in 2017, the goal at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has been to seek scientific answers that will help growers and investors decide whether to take a chance on hemp... more »

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