Farming

Despite rule changes, Portuguese hemp farmers victims of raids

Confusion surrounding the legality of hemp in Portugal is still causing headaches for farmers despite a recent decree aimed at…

September 22, 2020

U.S. hemp farmers suffer at hands of common foe: Mother Nature

Wildfires, insect infestations, cold weather, fungus and flooding have all caused major headaches for U.S. hemp farmers this year, wiping…

September 18, 2020

Anticipating growth in outdoor hemp farming, U.S. developer releases new seed

U.S. seed developer New West Genetics (NWG) has released ABOUND, a line of dioecious hemp seeds for row crop farming,…

September 16, 2020

Farmers in U.S. northwest face new challenge: Grasshoppers

While industrial hemp has a reputation for being resistant to pests, somebody forgot to tell the grasshoppers in the northwest United States, where some farmers…

September 11, 2020

Decree makes hemp ‘crop of national interest’ in Paraguay

President Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay has issued a decree aimed at shaping the country's industrial hemp sector through incentives…

September 3, 2020

Raid on family farm reflects Sweden’s regressive approach to hemp

Stakeholders say the recent raid at a family hemp farm in Sweden reflects lingering ignorance among authorities that is holding…

August 24, 2020

New York says USDA rules too strict, halts plans for hemp program

The state of New York will not submit a state hemp plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying…

August 19, 2020

Contraction in U.S. fields won’t necessarily mean higher prices

Hemp growing in the USA dropped off by more than 30% compared to 2019, to roughly 200,000 acres (81,000 ha)…

August 13, 2020

Hemp variety from Poland shows strong dual cropping potential

The Polish hemp variety Białobrzeskie has the greatest economic potential among 11 hemp cultivars recently studied by a research team…

August 12, 2020

Delay of U.S. hemp rules could ease sector’s financial challenges

A U.S. senator has asked the Department of Agriculture to delay issuing final hemp rules under the 2018 Farm Bill…

August 11, 2020