Hemp News

Hemp acres quadrupled in 2019

Following the federal legalization of hemp through the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, acres licensed for growing hemp have quadrupled from 2018. “We are seeing hemp cultivation dramatically expand in the U.S. in 2019, with [quadrupled acres]…and the addition of 13 more states with hemp programs,” said Eric Steenstra, President of grassroots hemp advocacy […]

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Hemp industry is poised for growth but regulatory uncertainties remain

Industrial hemp has great potential as a food and fiber crop in the United States but regulatory issues remain uncertain and need clarification. This was a key message at educational sessions on hemp at the Organic Trade Association’s Bold Ideas + Critical Conversations conference. Need to know state regulations of hemp Rend Al-Mondhiry, senior counsel […]

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