Following thousands of comments and some constructive criticism from several state agriculture departments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reconsidering some of its rules for America’s hemp sector.
China will be offline for some time to come, and that means U.S. hemp producers prepared for export markets will find less competition in the international marketplace.
Federal agriculture officials are dropping the requirement that all THC testing on hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to industry sources.
After the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp production legal, Colorado created rules for handling the new cash crop. “Green rush” farmers are worried the feds will make their work harder.
Hauling hemp can be risky for drivers even though it’s now legal to grow it, process it and sell it — which is why some states are including provisions in their hemp plans to try and ease the pain, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) top legal official.
Idaho is one of only three states that does not allow the cultivation of hemp, despite the federal government making it legal to grow industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill.
The USDA report attempts to draw conclusions about the legal, logistical and economic challenges that might arise as US farmers return to a crop that hasn’t been grown in the country for generations.
It’s all about hemp education this year at the 2020 World Ag Expo.
The supermarket giant started carrying CBD products last year. Now, it’s pressing the federal government on the issue.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Thursday that it will not be amending its proposed rules for hemp to increase the allowable THC limit, arguing that only Congress can change that specific policy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday that hemp farmers are now eligible for two crop insurance programs that offer coverage in the event of natural disasters.
Swiss-British company AP Organics is setting sights on Japan's cosmetics market for growth outside of Europe, with the firm believing it holds great prospects for its CBD ingredients and services.
If successful, OSU will be recognized for pioneering research in hemp genomics, beating out privatized research organizations who are racing to the same outcome.
The livestock industry, however, is already witnessing the advantages of hemp seed. A source of protein, rich in fiber, fatty acids and several important minerals, hemp seed meal and pellets have made their way into animal feed with impressive results.
The deadline to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on proposed regulations for hemp was Wednesday -- and advocates, stakeholders and lawmakers had a lot to say.
As the hemp industry grows, producers face the challenge of cultivating a crop that has received comparatively little scientific study, and that can become unusable – and illegal – if it develops too much of the psychoactive chemical THC.