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Industrial hemp plants

How will industrial hemp fare in Florida’s climate? Commercial on-farm trials are underway. Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS Florida’s fledgling hemp industry is starting to test its wings. As the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project moves into its second year, along with a green light from USDA to cultivate the crop, on-farm research trials begin with …

Florida Hemp Company Further Expands International Footprint

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Green Point Research (GPR), a hemp biomass origination, processing, and genetics company, just announced the approval of its seed import, export, and commercialization license in Colombia. “This seed license advances Green Point Research’s international footprint while also furthering our research, development and production capabilities,” said David Hasenauer, CEO of Green Point …

Hemp Industry Taking Off In Sunshine State: USDA Approves Florida's Hemp Program - South Florida Reporter

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Florida’s hemp program that will allow farmers to grow hemp in the future, marking the official start of the hemp industry in the Sunshine State. On April 16, the Department of Agriculture announced that the hemp production plan under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for Florida has …

Greenhouse Hemp

The USDA has formally approved Florida’s state hemp program, clearing the way for Florida growers to begin cultivating hemp later this month. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will oversee Florida’s state hemp program through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). “After months of incorporating feedback from the public, growers, and industry stakeholders, we …

Florida hemp program: Pandemic dampens launch after USDA approval – South Florida  South Florida Business Journal Source link

Hemp may be rebound crop Florida growers need as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on agriculture - WPTV.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida farmers are hoping the state’s new hemp program will help them rebound from a virus-sullen growing season. Lawmakers signed off of the growing and sale of hemp last year. Since then, farmers have been waiting for the completion of rulemaking and federal approval for months. They received it late last week. …

Commercial hemp around the corner in Florida - The Ledger

Federal officials are currently reviewing Florida’s hemp rules but the state has the authority to issue grower permits. Applications should be available sometime in March and will be available online. LAKE ALFRED — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will begin issuing permits for commercial growing of industrial hemp within a month. Perhaps …