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A Gold Rush mentality has erupted across Chesapeake Bay states as the lacy fan-shaped leaves of more than 50,000 acres of industrial hemp spring from the landscape for the first time since World War II. Bay states and the federal government are removing barriers to growing the misunderstood plant, which was a staple crop from …

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For Young Farmers, Hemp Is a ‘Gateway Crop’ - Civil Eats

Asaud Frazier enrolled in Tuskegee University with plans to study medicine, but by the time graduation rolled around in 2016, he’d already switched gears. Instead of becoming a physician, Frazier decided to farm hemp. “I was always interested in cannabis because it had so many different uses,” he said. “It’s a cash crop, so there’s …

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Southeast harvest preview: 98% of North Carolina and Virginia farmers planted hemp for CBD production - Hemp Industry Daily

(This is part of an occasional series of regional reports looking at the 2019 hemp production season. To read the previous installment about the Mid-Atlantic region, click here.) Hemp producers in the South faced a dry, warm growing season, along with high disease and pest pressure. Most farmers growing hemp for CBD production and smokable flower …

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Curiosity high surrounding hemp | News, Sports, Jobs - Youngstown Vindicator

Interest among farmers in the Mahoning Valley in growing hemp seems high by the number of calls local agriculture officials report they’re getting, but they’re saying it’s unlikely, at least for now, those inquiries will result in plants in fields. There are more questions than answers surrounding hemp cultivation, legalized earlier this year in Ohio, …

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Hemp may soon be big business for Texas farmers - Victoria Advocate

Industrial hemp and it’s blossoming future in Texas is a popular topic these days, admits Joshua McGinty, AgriLife crops expert. “There’s a lot of people who show up for and against hemp production,” said McGinty, an assistant professor and extension agronomist at Texas A&M. “But either way, they show up – and pay attention.” At …

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Pretoria Fields seeks hemp growers in new processing venture - The Albany Herald

ALBANY — With the state of Georgia poised to allow the growing and processing of hemp plants next year, one Albany company is already bullish on the plant. Pretoria Farms Collective is planning to build a laboratory in Lee County to process hemp plants and is seeking farmers to grow a few acres with their …

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Cave City Industrial Park hemp processing plant is nearing completion - WCLU

You can listen to this story below, and/or continue reading.       Best Buds Botanicals to open early 2020 Cave City, Ky.–The Cave City Industrial Park will soon have a fully functional hemp processing plant that owners Bob and Jill Bryant say will be a much needed facility for a growing farm program.  The extraction facility will …

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As first harvest nears, the future of hemp in Nebraska is still hazy - Scottsbluff Star Herald

PLATTSMOUTH — Inside a climate-controlled greenhouse screened off by trees from U.S. Highway 75 grows a crop that some say could become a savior for Nebraska farmers. The nearly 284 hemp plants — affectionately called “my girls” by grower Annette Wiles because they’re all female plants — are part of a modest pilot project authorized …

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Farmers harvest first legal hemp crop in the state

For the Salgado brothers, growing hemp is a family affair. “I’m first time farmer, my first thoughts, were, ‘Boy this sure looks like marijuana doesn’t it?’” said Ruben Salgado with New Mexico Hemp Co. Hemp became legal to cultivate in late 2018 after the NMSU Board of Regents approved the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s …

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Exclusive: Avicanna Obtains First Colombian USDA Organic Certification For Hemp Cultivation - Benzinga

Avicanna Inc (TSX:AVCN) (OTC: AVCNF) said Friday its subsidiary Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S. has acquired a United States Department of Agriculture national organic program certification from Control Union Certifications, for its hemp cultivar. It has also attained registration for extra 15 genetic strains of cannabis. This is an important milestone for the company because it has …

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