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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Quest for the Golden Fiber

“Quest for the Golden Fiber” follows Cannabis expert Robert C. Clarke on his explorations of Turkish hemp culture. Join us as we visit weavers and rope makers in their countryside homes, and follow the crop cycle in the last village where they still grow hemp as they have for centuries. …

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Support the Farm Bill?

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 …

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Hemp Post-Wildfire Remediation

  We were fortunate enough to be at the Colorado CCI Western District meeting on Friday August 24th, 2018, to hear the presentation about using hemp in post-wildfire remediation with Mr. Jason Lauve of Hemp Cleans. This has been an ongoing investigation into how Hemp, Cannabis Sativa L., may be …

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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 …

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Merkley, Wyden greet key win for industrial hemp

Hemp Seeds for health

Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, D-ore., announced Friday that included in the Senate Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations committee bill is an amendment offered by Merkley to prevent the federal government from interfering with the implementation of state laws on the cultivation of industrial hemp. A total of 27 …

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CSU researching industrial hemp

CSU industrial hemp research

Colorado State University is one of few universities in the country that can legally grow and research hemp. Researchers at Colorado State University are studying which climates are best for growing hemp in Colorado, and are legitimizing the industry by partnering with the state. Even though nearly two-thirds of Colorado …

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Update: Kentucky Hemp is Flourishing

Kentucky farmers need to grow hemp

After some issues at the start of the hemp plot programs in Kentucky, including a lengthy legal battle for their seeds, it seems the hemp crops have begun to flourish at a mind-blowing rate. The industrial hemp stalks have now grown from 6 feet to a whopping 16 feet in …

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Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race

Agriculture in Australia is booming

Hemp is a fast growing, water efficient crop, which can thrive in the worst soil and can be used for a bevy of products, including paper, food, and medicine. It was around thousands of years ago and it’s still being grown today, just not as much since being banned in …

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Industrial Hemp in Kentucky is Exceeding Expectations

The return of Kentucky hemp has started

It’s been over 50 years since Kentucky has legally grown industrial hemp. Now, it’s begun again, and the crop is growing quicker and more beautifully than anyone could have anticipated. After a quick battle with the DEA over confiscated hemp seeds, just six weeks since those hemp seeds were planted, …

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Nelson County Farmer Fights for Industrial Hemp

Historic picture of a farmer Cutting down a hemp field

A local farmer named Jerry Thornton of Nelson county Virginia believes he has a plan that will create tons of jobs in the area, save trees, and preserve precious farmland in the state. The idea is to begin growing industrial hemp that Thornton (founder of Commonwealth Hemp) believes can help …

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Lack of Seeds Leave Hemp Farmers Restless

Empty hemp field

Colorado hemp farmers were as eager as anyone to start planting industrial hemp on their test plots, but lack of available seeds has left two Montezuma County farmers stuck in a holding pattern. “We are having an impossible time getting seed,” said Merle Root of Pleasant View. Root and fellow …

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Oregon: Hemp in Oregon waiting on the rules

Oregon: Industrial hemp fields just waiting on the rules

Noelle Crombie – Oregon Department of Agriculture officials said Thursday the state will not have rules in place for a spring planting of an industrial hemp crop. Jim Cramer, the agency’s director of market access and certification, said the recent passage of the federal Farm Bill, which included an industrial …

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Nebraska: Bill to Allow Growing Industrial Hemp

Wild Nebraska industrial hemp - Photo byDiana Sunshine Wulf

Thirteen years ago, industrial hemp‘s resemblance to marijuana sank legislation to legalize growing of hemp in Nebraska. On Tuesday, a bill to allow production and marketing of industrial hemp sailed through first-round debate in the Nebraska Legislature. Legislative Bill 1001, introduced by State Sen. Norm Wallman of Cortland, advanced on …

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