Industrial hemp

Free MU Extension Guides Help Prospective Industrial Hemp Growers

University of Missouri Extension specialists have developed educational guides for those interested in growing industrial hemp. The Missouri Department of Agriculture plans to take applications for grower permits as of Dec. 2. The four guides... more »

Farm Bureau, NIHC Ask EPA for More Hemp Crop Protection

The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to add 10 crop protection products to those applications approved for use on hemp. The groups made... more »

Hemp Insurance Cropping Up As Industry Awaits USDA Regulations

In early August, hemp farmers in central Oregon confronted a dilemma that every crop farmer fears. Severe thunderstorms – showering golf ball-sized hail – rolled through nearly five hundred acres of farmland, severely damaging the... more »

Hemp Industries Association of Florida Names New President

Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera will head the Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF) as its president. Lopez-Cantera was formally introduced in his new role as president at HIAF’s final Industrial Hemp Road Tour... more »

Report: Industrial Hemp Market to Hit $270 Million by 2025

The Industrial Hemp Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $180 million to more than $270 million by 2025 according to a new study released by Global Market Insights,... more »
Industrial hemp

Biotech Firm Aims to Improve Industrial Hemp

Biotechnology firm Benson Hill Biosystems announced an agreement with California Hemp, a hemp-seed company, and Edward Charles Brummer, a researcher at the University of California-Davis. Brummer and the companies will work to produce hemp strains... more »
Industrial Hemp

President Trump Signs Farm Bill, Legalizing Hemp

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill on Thursday afternoon, legalizing the production of industrial hemp after decades of the crop being caught up in broader cannabis prohibition. The hemp provision, which was secured in... more »

Congress Passes Farm Bill and Legalizes Hemp

The House has just passed the U.S. Farm Bill in a 369 to 47 vote. Under this new legislation, American farmers will be able to plant and harvest hemp. The bill passed the Senate on... more »

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