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The numbers on Connecticut's newest crop: CBD hemp - Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain CBD hemp, a new crop in Connecticut, could earn farmers between $5,000 and nearly $12,000 per acre, according to a report from UConn’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. The study is the first of its kind to measure costs and returns for …

Zach Davis: Agriculture considered essential; hemp license applications open - Denton Record Chronicle

Food and agriculture were recently designated a critical essential sector by the Department of Homeland Security. This allows and requires agriculture workers to continue their work during stay-at-home orders. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently crafted a letter for ag workers to carry while they are traveling to work. The letter is available via the …

EcoGen Labs -- CBD Production -- CBD Supply Chain -- CBD White-Label Manufacturing (PRNewsfoto/EcoGen Laboratories)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EcoGen Laboratories (“EcoGen”), the leading vertically-integrated manufacturer and supplier of high-quality hemp genetics, hemp-derived specialty ingredients and finished products in North America, today introduced the EcoGen Buyback Program through which EcoGen will buy back harvested hemp crops at fair market value from farmers who purchase seeds from the …

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 3 Rivers Biotech Ltd. (“3 Rivers”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture agreement (the “JV Agreement) with JRT Nurseries Inc. (“JRT”) to produce and supply premium, pathogen-free, tissue-cultured hemp plants to the rapidly expanding hemp market. As a condition of the JV …

USDA approve Iowa state hemp plan

Iowa is good to go with the feds after the USDA recently approved its state plan under the USA’s domestic hemp production program. “We know farmers are eager for new opportunities and this milestone means they are one step closer to being able to grow hemp during the 2020 growing season,” said Iowa Secretary of …

Farmers can start applying for a hemp license on April 1 - Blair Enterprise Publishing

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced on March 20 that the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has approved the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s hemp production program. The public hearing to solicit comments on the state plan that was scheduled to be held on Friday, April 3, from 9-10 a.m., will now be …

Tribe Must Wait On USDA Rules To Grow Hemp - Law360

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 9:17 PM EDT) — Hemp farmers struggling to sell their crop might find some relief in new state policies allowing medical and recreational-use marijuana businesses to buy hemp and use it to make their products. The policies hit the books in Illinois and Utah this week. Illinois’ Department of Agriculture issued …

USDA Approves Iowa Hemp Plan - Ganjapreneur

Iowa’s industrial hemp plan has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers in the state can begin applying to cultivate the crop starting April 1. The plan does not legalize the production or use of CBD, according to the state Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship. “This commercial hemp production program does …

Hemp farmers, businesses could benefit from US coronavirus economic stimulus package - Hemp Industry Daily

Farmers who produce hemp, along with other hemp businesses, could see relief from the coronavirus economic stimulus deal that the U.S. Congress reached early Wednesday. In the largest economic rescue package in American history, the Senate and the White House reached a deal to spend $2 trillion to keep the U.S. economy afloat. The deal, …

Hemp growing in SW China's Yunnan - CGTN

For thousands of years, people in China have been growing the Cannabis sativa plant for its fibers, which are a good material for textiles, and its seeds are a source of highly nutritious food and oil, according to Yang Ming, a scientist with the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, who is the country’s leading authority …