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Hemp Summit held in West for local farmers - KWTX

WEST, Texas (KWTX) Saturday the City of West along with Green Light Events, hosted a hemp summit for local farmers in the area who may be interested in growing the plant once production is allowed to begin in Texas. Jimmy Gerik, a Dallas filmmaker and west native started a ground swell for this event in …

Statewide: A Rough First Year For Hemp Farmers; Is There Such A Thing As Midwestern Nice? - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

There is still a lot of optimism regarding hemp as a cash crop in Illinois and other states.  But the first year since it became legal to grow shows there is still a lot of work to be done. We’ll hear from some farmers.   Are people from the midwest nicer than those in other parts …

Hemp Farmers Press for New Standards Allowing More Potent Crops - Bloomberg Law

Hemp farmers, seeking to expand sales and avoid destroying their crops, are pressing Congress to consider easing restrictions on tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in their harvests. “This is uncharted territory—a brand-new industry,” Scott Bennett, congressional relations director for the American Farm Bureau Federation, said in a telephone interview Thursday a day after the group’s delegates wrapped …

Current Hemp Regulations Aren't Working for Farmers or Regulators - Cannabis Business Times

The hemp market continues to settle as farmers look to the 2020 season. As U.S. growers learn from lessons they picked up in previous years, and as more growers get into the game, the national and international markets will shake out and begin to look more like a commodities market. PanXchange market updates, which we …

Waco: Area farmers weigh in on proposed hemp rules - KWTX

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Area farmers voiced their concerns Wednesday to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller about the rules governing hemp crops in Texas during a forum at the Texas Farm Bureau. More than 200 attended the forum. A bill signed into law last year legalized hemp growing in Texas. Rules governing hemp crops were published …

Local hemp farmer optimistic despite industry growing pains - KOLD

“[Industrial hemp is] the same plant as what would be marijuana. The USDA and federal regulations are still being figured out, but basically a plant that tests at .03% THC or less is considered hemp,” said Laird. “THC, in specific, is a UV protectant for the plant. So, in areas where there is high UV …

New Crop Insurance Coverage Available for Wisconsin Hemp Farmers - Shepherd Express

Wisconsin is among 21 states where hemp farmers will be eligible for a new pilot insurance program for their crops starting this year. This program will make Actual Production History (APH) coverage under Multi-Peril Crop Insurance available to Wisconsin farmers. The pilot program will be available to farmers who grow hemp for fiber, grain or …

For Many Hemp Farmers, The First Year Was As 'Bad As It Can Get' - WVIK

Many farmers are wrapping up a frustrating first year of growing hemp, which was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. “It’s kind of a good way to start, in that that’s about as bad as it can get,” said Jeff Cox, Bureau Chief of Medicinal Plants at the Illinois Department of Agriculture. “There’s a lack of …

Hemp in Ohio

It’s looking increasingly likely farmers in the U.S. state of Ohio will be able to plant hemp this year. On July 30 last year Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 into law, allowing for the state’s Department of Agriculture to immediately plant a research crop and helping to clear the way for the …