Farming

Idaho says it will soon be ready to submit hemp program to USDA

Idaho, the last of the 50 U.S. states to establish a hemp program, said it hopes to submit its hemp…

July 26, 2021

Budget squeeze in Wisconsin could be bellwether for other states

The Wisconsin legislature has declined funding that would have maintained desperately needed positions in the state's hemp program, leading agriculture…

July 22, 2021

Pennsylvania study to look at life cycle of hemp building materials

A two-year study in Pennsylvania will look at the life cycle of hemp derived building materials from the field to…

July 21, 2021

European hemp farmers ‘fairly optimistic,’ CanXchange index reveals

Europe's small hemp farmers are optimistic, but less so than larger agri-concerns and cooperatives, according to a new index from…

July 20, 2021

Zimbabwe hopes hemp, medical cannabis can shore up exports

Officials in Zimbabwe say changes that loosened rules for cannabis production have translated into investment interest from the U.S., U.K,…

July 15, 2021

New Oregon law calls for more THC tests, regulations for delta-8

Oregon will ramp up THC testing in hemp fields as law enforcement officials worry that some growers are nurturing marijuana…

July 15, 2021

California group in grain, fiber trials; factory, biochar research planned

An initiative in California has planted five hemp varieties from four countries in the first extensive growing trials for hemp…

July 13, 2021

After crippling delays, Portuguese agency finally approves 20 growers

Portugal's Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary (DGAV) authorized 20 of 60 requests submitted to grow industrial hemp this year, and…

July 9, 2021

Hemp industry struggles to find its footing in Texas

Researchers in Texas say they are still trying to find hemp fiber and grain varieties that will adapt to southern…

July 8, 2021

U.S. group says seed production will dominate hemp by 2030

Acres licensed for CBD hemp will fall to just 2.78% of total U.S. fields while hemp grown for seed production…

July 6, 2021