House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which for the first time includes provisions lifting the United States’ centuries-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. President Trump is anticipated to sign the bill into law in the coming days. “The significance of this law change […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Domestic hemp production increased dramatically from 2016 to 2017, according to data compiled by the advocacy organization Vote Hemp. The group calculates that US farmers cultivated over 23,000 acres of hemp in 2017, up from fewer than 10,000 acres in 2016. Under a 2014 federal law, states may license hemp cultivation as part of a university sponsored […]
Kentucky ramping up hemp test production in 2016
Moises Vasquez carried an armload of hemp as a crew harvested 27 acres of hemp on an Andy Graves farm near Winchester in October 2015. John Roulac, founder and CEO of hemp superfoods brand Nutiva, is planning to announce that he will buy all the …
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Lawmakers Propose Bill To Allow Hemp Production
Hemp production is already going on in 28 other states. It's used to make everything from building materials, car parts, to food. Lawmakers are looking to add Alabama to the list but an uphill battle will be to change the perception of what hemp …
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Oregon, Washington Trying Again On Hemp Legalization
Hemp produces oil seed and fiber that processors turn into a wide range of goods from clothing and food to body care products. Several hemp advocates testified Tuesday in separate public hearings in Salem and Olympia that the plant can even be used in …
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Growing hemp in Otero County
Chavez is the owner/operator of Diamond A Farms, which is working with Whole Hemp, the processor of the crop. Other companies do the formulation for the final products. Frank Milenski was working with Diamond A last year, overseeing the farming. Chavez …
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Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production
HONOLULU (AP) – Two state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of industrial hemp production in Hawaii, which they say could replace the state's last sugar plantation that is shutting down by the end of the year. State Reps. Kaniela Ing of Maui …
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Southwest Virginia needs hemp production
In reality, though, hemp has very little to do with marijuana. In fact, the Oregonian newspaper reported last year that nascent marijuana growers were already beginning to duel with hemp producers, asking the state to provide hemp-free zones where they …
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Legalizing Weed: Facts About Michigan's Legalization of Industrial Hemp Farming
Michigan is one of several states that have passed laws establishing industrial hemp programs limited to agricultural or academic research purposes. In 2014, a provision in the federal farm bill made it possible for universities and state departments …
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Interested in growing hemp?
Canadian hemp acres are up 25 per cent in the last five years, with nearly a third of that grown in Alberta — about 24,500 acres in 2015. Last year's bumper crop has reduced demand for conventional hemp acres this year but buyers are “exceedingly …
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Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Two state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of industrial hemp production in Hawaii, which they say could replace the state's last sugar plantation that is shutting down by the end of the year. State Reps. Kaniela Ing and …
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Lawmakers introduce bill to expand industrial hemp operations
“There is a huge groundswell of support from the general public and members of the agriculture sector to legalize industrial hemp,” he said. “While hemp is not a magic bullet for Hawaii's struggling agriculture industry, it does deserve our …
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More News: http://www.wtiunews.org “Indiana Newsdesk” On this episode of “Indiana Newsdesk,” as the political situation in Ukraine changes on a daily basis, one family is stuck in Bloomington unable to return home.
Indiana could soon grow a crop that’s been illegal since the 1970s. We explore why one lawmaker is calling hemp the state’s next cash crop.
As the legislative session comes to a close, statehouse reporter Brandon Smith updates us on the key issues still being discussed.
And we speak with Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray on our “Ask The Mayor” segment.
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Virginia Tech to research production, use, and economic impact of industrial hemp
vtech-logo Virginia Tech will be able to begin research on growing industrial hemp in the commonwealth as a result of a new state law and the establishment of an industrial hemp research program by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer …
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Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban, Passes Washington House …
…allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research purposes, but it applies only to states where industrial hemp farming …
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Industrial Hemp production in Tennessee is one step closer to becoming a reality. Tuesday, farmers and some retailers discussed a licensing and inspection program, which is required before the state can move forward.
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