Economic Development

Farm data being collected can give U.S. edge in global marketplace

Research initiatives undertaken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can help domestic players and strengthen the American hemp industry's…

September 9, 2021

German state backs regional supply chain initiative with €800,000

German hemp company Signature Products has received a commitment for ~€800,000 in funding from the state of Baden-Württemberg for the…

August 19, 2021

Alberta Hemp Alliance gets $300,000 grant to boost supply chain

The Alberta Hemp Alliance has received a two-year $300,000 grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial initiative aimed at…

July 29, 2021

Argentina’s Senate advances bill on hemp, medical cannabis

Argentina's Senate has overwhelmingly approved a law that would establish a regulatory framework for the development of the medical cannabis and industrial…

July 16, 2021

Canadian firm receives grant

Saskatoon-headquartered Blue Sky Hemp Ventures received ~CA$750,000 (~US$620,000) to upgrade its facility in Saskatchewan, where the company makes hemp oil…

June 14, 2021

Tech-driven processing critical to advancing the industrial hemp revolution

A fast-growing and cost effective hemp industry can fulfill its economic development and environmental promise only through widespread implementation of…

June 7, 2021

‘Multicanapa’ project focuses on innovation with hemp in Sicily

An initiative underway in Italy will look at ways to spread innovation to advance hemp growing and production in Sicily.…

May 11, 2021

Report says Ghana should favor local investors, farmers

Policymakers in Ghana should implement hemp rules that favor local investors and farmers under a well-equipped agency that will spearhead…

April 23, 2021

European Commission sets first public session on hemp

The European Commission has set a first-ever public event dedicated specifically to market opportunities in industrial hemp. Commission officials, national…

April 22, 2021

South Africa lays out a road map for hemp and marijuana

South Africa could have a hemp program in place by 2023 under a recently released draft National Cannabis Master Plan…

April 15, 2021