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November 19, 2020
Green Point Research Opens New 32-Acre Operations Headquarters

Green Point Research (GPR), an international phytocannabinoid-rich hemp biomass originator and processor, is expanding its footprint with the purchase of a 32-acre campus from the Hamilton County Development Authority. This new North Florida hemp campus, located in an opportunity zone, will house the company's operational headquarters and serve as a... more »
Texas A&M hemp trial

November 19, 2020
Texas A&M Hosts Hemp Variety Trial Tour For Ag Industry

Once Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325, the Hemp Farming Act, into law last year, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service knew commercial hemp would soon be a crop of potential interest for farmers and began planning for variety trials statewide. The first AgriLife Extension trials were underway... more »

November 19, 2020
Michigan Updates Background Check Requirement For Hemp Growers

Beginning with the 2021 registration/license year, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will only accept a completed Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Identity History Summary as verification of an applicant’s criminal history. Background check summaries previously obtained from the Michigan State Police’s IChat tool will no longer... more »

November 18, 2020
University Of Kentucky To Host Virtual Hemp Field Day Dec. 8-9

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host a Virtual Hemp Field Day Dec. 8-9 on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. During the event, researchers and specialists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will discuss topics related to agronomic research, economic... more »

November 17, 2020
Hemp Licenses Application Period Open In Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is now accepting industrial hemp license applications for 2021. "Any person growing, handling, transporting or processing industrial hemp or hemp seed is required to possess a current license issued by the LDAF," said Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M. Background... more »

November 13, 2020
NIHC Receives USDA Funding For International Hemp Research

National Industrial Hemp Council has received $200,000 in U.S. Department of Agricultural (USDA) Market Access Program (MAP) funding to support export market development of industrial hemp. "We are grateful for USDA confidence and the recognition of NIHC as the industry leader in industrial hemp trade and marketing," said Kevin Latner,... more »
Industrial Hemp

November 12, 2020
Sen. Merkley Introduces Ag Bill Providing $16M In Hemp Funding

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley — who serves as the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture — has won support in the Senate agricultural spending bill for a wide variety of agriculture, housing, food assistance, and rural business priorities that will benefit Oregon’s farms and families throughout... more »

November 11, 2020
NPA Raises Concerns On Proposed DEA Rules For CBD, Hemp Products

The Natural Products Association (NPA) is raising concerns over proposals from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that could place U.S. hemp and CBD manufacturers at a disadvantage to foreign competitors, including China. The proposed rulemaking under the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," limits the potency of cannabis extracts during the... more »

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