May 13, 2020
Texas Hemp Industries Association Names New Board Members

Three new members have been appointed to the Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA) board of directors, effective May 1, 2020. Justin Pinkus is the contributing partner, VP of Genetics & Agronomy Crown Grow Texas and owner at Tawakoni Plant Farm. As a third-generation commercial plant farmer in Wills Point Texas,... more »
Hemp Collective Virtual Summit

May 13, 2020
Virtual Hemp Summit To Take Place May 20

The Hemp Collective Virtual Summit, presented by New Hope Network, will show attendees how to cultivate a responsible hemp industry and navigate today’s challenges. This dynamic, immersive experience features expert presentations and panels exploring the latest hemp and CBD market data, trends and insights into how to tackle the unique... more »

May 12, 2020
Study Looks For Best Way Of Identifying Male Hemp Seedlings

The surge in cannabidiol (CBD) popularity means more farmers are growing non-intoxicating strains of cannabis, or hemp, for CBD production. This new market has led to commercial genetic tests for early determination of hemp plant sex. However, a new study has found that these tests may not all produce accurate... more »

May 8, 2020
FSA Guidance For Direct, Guaranteed Loans For Hemp Growers

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently issued guidance for servicing Direct and Guaranteed loans for hemp growers. There are a few key points that were included in this document: Confirmation that hemp is considered an agricultural commodity, and should be treated like other commodities To qualify, growers may be... more »

May 7, 2020
Montana Hemp Planting License Deadline Extended to June 1

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has extended the deadline for hemp planting applications for the 2020 growing season to Monday, June 1, 2020. In addition to new applicants, all 2019 licensees are required to renew if interested in growing in 2020. A 2020 hemp grower license is not required... more »

May 7, 2020
Panda Biotech Donates Free Seed to Jumpstart Texas Hemp Fiber Industry

Dallas-based Panda Biotech is jumpstarting the state’s new industrial hemp industry by donating more than 60 tons of approved hemp fiber seed to Texas agricultural producers. The company is a first-mover in the United States for processing textile-quality, high-grade fiber and hurd from hemp for various manufacturing applications. Each farmer... more »

May 6, 2020
Free Updated Hemp-CBD Status Report Available From AHPA

To help the herbal products industry understand the evolving regulatory landscape for hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its free Hemp-CBD Status Report to include recent actions taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).... more »

May 1, 2020
New Method Of Analysis For Cannabinoids In Hemp Approved

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced that a liquid chromatography–diode array detection (LC-DAD) method previously approved as Official Method of Analysis 2018.11 for cannabinoids in cannabis plant materials, concentrates, and oils, is now approved for hemp. “Until now, no globally recognized method for validating the potency of hemp was available to laboratories,” said... more »

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