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Georgia Allows Hemp Growing Licenses

More economic barriers which prevent many from participating in the hemp potentials. Mr. Hemp Under the rules, an annual hemp grower license would cost $ 50 per acre, up to a $5,000 maximum. A hemp processor would cost $ 25,000 upfront and $ 10,000 every year after. continued… All licenses would have to undergo inspection …

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Farmer switches from raising chickens to growing hemp

Hemp is making waves with the farming communities as the many positive qualities are being realized. Industrial hemp has the potential to revitalize the many farming communities by adding to their arsenal another way to generate income and save the family farm. Growing hemp is an excellent way to diversify and utilize existing resources more …

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Industrial Hemp Production – States Waiting on Hemp Rules

States waiting on hemp rules from USDA to start planting- Industrial Hemp Production By RAMSEY SCOTT Wyoming Tribune Eagle CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While the federal government paved the way for industrial hemp production in the 2018 Farm Bill, states still need direction on how the nascent industry will be regulated before seeds can go into …

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House Oks industrial hemp bill despite Noem’s call for delay

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State representatives have overwhelmingly advanced legislation to legalize industrial hemp in South Dakota days after Gov. Kristi Noem asked lawmakers to shelve the efforts this session. The House voted 65-2 Monday to send the bill to the Senate. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm says it’s time to move forward with hemp. The …

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Richard Rose, Hemp Pioneer, Sounds Off On The Farm Bill

By Malcolm MacKinnon For nearly, four decades Richard Rose has been an innovator in the natural food industry, starting with soy food products like TofuRella, Cottage Tofu Salad, and LeTofu, which were sold internationally. In 1994, he turned from soy to hempseed. His company HempNut Inc. was the first Best Practices hempseed foods company in …

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Connecticut farmers eager and worried about new hemp laws

By GREGORY B. HLADKY | HARTFORD COURANT “… but they’re worried a delay in state action could give other U.S. farmers a big head start in the hemp game.” U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2, said he’s been lobbying Governor-elect Ned Lamont to make state action on hemp a top priority. “He gets it, he really understands,” …

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Who Did This? New York state bans CBD foods, vape products

New York state bans CBD foods, vape products By Kristen Nichols Excerpt: New York’s new rules are giving the state’s young CBD industry a scare. “I looked at this new application and thought, ‘Oh, my gosh. What are they doing?’ They just threw out these new rules without thinking about it, I guess,” said Chris VanDusen, …

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Montana Prepares for Industrial Hemp

by Joe Huisinga MTN News December 14, 2018 Montana Farmers Union and the Montana Department of Agriculture held a meeting in Great Falls on Friday to discuss industrial hemp. Over the last two years Montana’s industrial hemp pilot program has grown from 500 acres to about 20,000 acres making it the largest hemp-producing state in the country. Now with …

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Support the Farm Bill?

Adam Andrzejewski, Forbes Contributor During the Great Depression, farm subsidies were created to keep the family farm afloat and ensure a stable national food supply. Today, these subsidies have grown so lucrative that wealthy investors, large corporations, and farm-estate heirs use taxpayer money to maximize their personal return on investment. Since 2008, however, the top 10 …

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Kentucky-State expects hemp program to grow

From the Bowling Green Daily News: Kentucky‘s industrial hemp research pilot program heads into its fourth growing season with expectations that it will continue to expand. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 14 by the state Department of Agriculture. But farmers should note that there are some new fees for participants, including a first-time $350 …

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