North America

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

Hemp associations in U.S. state of Kentucky announce merger

Two hemp groups in the U.S. state of Kentucky have merged in an effort to expand lobbying and educational activities…

September 17, 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

U.S. hemp association restructures amid financial challenges

The U.S. Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has simplified its membership structure and established a sponsorship program as it seeks to…

September 10, 2020

USDA wants more public input about rules governing hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it wants to hear more from the public about proposed hemp regulations under…

September 8, 2020

Failed bill in California leaves state CBD market in the lurch

A measure that would have allowed CBD in food and drinks in the U.S. state of California has failed as…

September 2, 2020

Montana-based U.S. processor plans decortication facility

An independent hemp operator in the U.S. state of Montana says it will build a multi-million dollar decortication factory to…

August 31, 2020

Time for U.S. FDA to authorize early use of CBD products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asserted its authority to regulate products derived from cannabis, including hemp, and…

August 28, 2020

Second U.S. senator asks USDA to delay implementing Farm Bill

Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado is the second U.S. lawmaker to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to delay…

August 27, 2020