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Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Industrial hemp was once widely grown in Missouri as a fiber crop. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 made it illegal to produce or possess any form of the cannabis plant. Recent changes in federal and state legislation have increased interest in growing hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD oil. An educational program will be …

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Driven by work done by CALS' School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell has long been at the forefront of hemp research.

Passed in June 2019, a New York law that further decriminalizes the possession of marijuana reflects on the state’s budding potential to become the nation’s 12th state to legalize its recreational use. Since 2018, Cornell University has been at the forefront of hemp research. The School of Integrative Plant Science in CALS has assembled a …

Montevideo American-News

    The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) recently released a report on Minnesota’s burgeoning hemp marketplace. The report, Building an Industrial Hemp Industry in Minnesota, is an educational resource for stakeholders, defining opportunities and challenges driving business in this revitalized industry.     The interest and demand for hemp has steadily increased with the identification of …

Hemp farms in New York are rapidly growing. But this stands in the way - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

CLOSE More than 200 people attended Cornell University’s Hemp Filed Day at the Agricultural Experimental Station in Geneva, NY on Aug. 13, 2019. Cornell researchers reviewed the results of test crops. Jeff Platsky, jplatsky@gannett.com | @JeffPlatsky Hemp farmers in New York are poised to get a boost from new rules allowing medical marijuana companies to …

7 Hempy, Healthy Eats From Female-Helmed Businesses - Sierra Magazine

In 2018, it became legal in the United States to grow and sell hemp—a nonpsychoactive relative of cannabis used to fuel cars and make bioplastics, clothes, food, and more. Hemp’s long roots help reduce soil erosion and recycle plant nutrients, so the legislation was encouraging for regenerative-agriculture proponents seeking alternatives to industrial corn and soy. …

First-ever hemp education center opens doors for West Coast - KMVU Fox 26 Medford

WHITE CITY, Ore.– The first hemp education center of its kind on the West Coast has found its home in southern Oregon. The Triminator’s Oregon Education Center is located in White City just down the road from the Rogue Community College White City campus. The company, Triminator, Inc., has partnered with local hemp and medicinal …

The EPA Is Funding Research On Using Hemp As A Sustainable Alternative To Concrete - Marijuana Moment

The Senate approved spending legislation on Thursday that extends a provision protecting medical marijuana states from federal interference—but the question remains as to whether a House-passed version with broader protections for all state cannabis programs could still be adopted in the final bill that’s sent to the president. The so-called “minibus” appropriations legislation covers funding …

California Establishes Industrial Hemp Cultivation Registration Fees - Lexology

On October 29th the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released draft rules for hemp manufacturing and the state regulatory programs that oversee the industry with a press release. These rules will become effective when published in the Federal Register on Thursday, upon which a 60-day public comment period shall begin. At 161 pages long, …

Dreaming big for a risky hemp crop - Chicago Tribune

The department is expected to publish the regulatory package Thursday in the Federal Register. The rule will take effect upon publication, but the department will take comment for 60 days. It is offering a preview of the package on its website, giving state and tribal officials an early look at the federal requirements for growing …