Industrial hemp gaining traction in agriculture industry

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Industrial hemp gaining traction in agriculture industry
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing …
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One Northeast Tennessee farmer applies for hemp permit
He harvested 10 pounds of hemp seeds, for which an approved processor offered him $ 7, a far cry from breaking even on the $ 254 for the state permit and the fees for THC testing to prove he wasn't growing marijuana. Even with the supply problems, the …
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Hope and hemp: The unfinished odyssey of Alex White Plume
His dream of becoming a hemp farmer and sparking a reservationwide industry of hemp growers, processors and manufacturers took root almost 20 years ago. In 1998, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, working with White Plume, adopted an ordinance that defined …
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Bill to legalize hemp farming in Maine gaining support

Bill to legalize hemp farming in Maine gaining support
AUGUSTA, Maine — Farmers, organic growers, agricultural researchers and community members have thrown their support behind a bill moving through the Legislature to legalize hemp cultivation in Maine for industrial uses. “Maine has an opportunity to …
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The Growing Hemp Industry Worries Some Marijuana Growers
Marijuana reformers and hemp reformers have fought side by side for many years. In a lot of cases, people support both causes. But there is a battle brewing between both sides. It appears that a lot of people didn't realize that hemp plants can ruin …
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Agriculture Department seeks farmers to grow hemp
In order to grow hemp, all applicants must complete and sign the memorandum of understanding that dictates what the farmer may or may not do as part of the program. This includes how to get the seeds and the process for reporting stolen hemp plants.
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Universities are high on growing hemp
In Illinois, the law says state institutions with four-year agriculture degrees may cultivate hemp under the auspices of the State Department of Agriculture. Several states that have “ditch weed” growing wild are not on the list, notably Oklahoma and …
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