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Don’t bet the farm on hemp just yet

by AgriLife Today Texas farmers soon will be able to plant fields of hemp legally for the first time since the 1930s. Much has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t: Texas farmers can count o...

Indiana Hemp Farmers Forming Co-Op to Focus on Fiber

Leaders with the Indiana Farmers Union are spearheading an effort to bring hemp fiber farming back into the state.  Cultivation Fiber While cannabidiol (CBD) has been the darling of the U.S. hemp indu...

Hemp growing takes first steps in Ohio

by Daniel Carson, Fremont News-Messenger The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s hemp program began accepting license applications from potential cultivators and processors for the 2020 growing sea...

Risk Management: Insurance Options for Hemp Farmers

by Hemp Benchmarks One option for hemp farmers to manage risk is weather contracts. A weather contract is a form of coverage against adverse weather conditions. Weather contracts are not specific to a...

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Hemp Construction Trade Group Aims to Ease USDA Regulations for Producers

by Chris Hudock – Hemp Business Journal When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim hemp regulations, much of the public reaction was centered around how it woul...

Lessons Learned From Successful Hemp Farmers

by Critical Extracts We conducted a survey of over 8,000 licensed farmers across 32 states. The responding farmers had a range of hemp farming experience with 22% having farmed hemp for multiple years...

NoCo Hemp Expo Rescheduled for August 6-8, 2020

Trade Show Organizers Move the Dates of Three-Day Investor Forum, Business Conference, and Farm Symposium. Team Explores Online Conference Options to Further Hemp Education “The decision to shift the ...

Forward Purchase Agreements

by William Sumner, Hemp Content Manager, New Frontier Data With a glut of biomass on the market facing a dearth of potential buyers, hemp farmers are looking for alternate ways to sell their crops and...

SAFE Banking Act Update

From the U.S. Hemp Roundtable It’s well known that many U.S. hemp farmers and CBD companies have struggled to secure safe and affordable banking and merchant services as the new industry booms.  Guida...

Great News from the USDA

From the Hemp Roundtable When the USDA released its Interim Final Rule for U.S. domestic hemp production last Halloween, a number of provisions raised significant concerns to hemp farmers and the indu...

How Much Hemp Was Planted in 2019?

by Hemp Benchmarks Hard data on planting and harvest rates from state agriculture departments remains sparse. Many of the agriculture departments contacted by Hemp Benchmarks say they are still tabula...

Pollen Drift: Is Your Business Facing Legal Risks?

by Hemp Grower Pollen drift is a growing risk for outdoor hemp cultivators, especially if they have neighbors who are also growing hemp or cannabis. One farmer plants four acres of marijuana on the sl...

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