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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 …

Legal Marijuana Businesses Are Ineligible for Federal Relief Package - Shepherd Express

The marijuana industry is walking on shaky ground during the COVID-19 pandemic. In prevision of stay-at-home orders, customers were crowding legal marijuana retailers to stock up on pot before being quarantined, and states have been labeling dispensaries “essential businesses” to keep them open during the quarantine as they provide medical marijuana to patients. Now, these …

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 …

Mendocino County issues revised Shelter-In-Place Order due to COVID-19 threat

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed any decisions on adding a potential Hemp Cultivation Pilot Program until a future date while the county is busy making emergency decisions about coronavirus preparedness. “I think we have a lot of other things to do instead of dealing with this, and this seems to be …

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 …

Lesmeister says Noem’s signing of low-THC hemp legislation is ‘exciting’ for South Dakota - KELOLAND.com

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — One year after the governor vetoed his legislation that would have legalized low-THC hemp in South Dakota, a state lawmaker says he is thankful she agreed to the 2020 version. The new measure took effect immediately Friday afternoon when Governor Kristi Noem delivered to the Legislative Research Council HB 1008 and …

Hemp hits Kansas, officially - Salina Journal

Although wild hemp has grown on the sides of Kansas highways for more than a century, the plant, known as ditch weed, is now officially reinstated as a viable crop in the Sunflower State. Last year, Kansas was one of a growing number of states that launched a pilot program for growing industrial hemp. By …

Industrial hemp becomes legal in South Dakota after Noem signs bill - Argus Leader

CLOSE A volunteer walks through a hemp field at a farm in Springfield, Colo. on Oct. 5, 2013, during the first known harvest of industrial hemp in the U.S. since the 1950s. (Photo: P. Solomon Banda/AP Photo) Industrial hemp and CBD oil are now legal in South Dakota after a yearlong standoff between Gov. Kristi Noem …

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 …