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USDA Publishes 2021 National Hemp Report

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the 2021 National Hemp Report compiled from survey data collected from hemp growers. The report estimates that in 2021, the value of hemp production in the open and under protection for...


Celebrating the Life of Steve Levine

We were saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Steve Levine passed away on January 1, 2022. Steve was a Vote Hemp board member who worked for more than 20 years to grow the hemp industry and legalize...


Landmark Hemp Bill AB 45 Signed By Gov. Newsom!

On Wednesday October 6, 2021, AB 45 was Signed into law by Governor Newsom. The official announcement can be found here. While the signing was done with little fanfare, this is none the less a major accomplishment following 3...


Gov. Newsom Signs SB 292 – California Hemp Council Sponsored Hemp Cultivation Legislation

On Monday October 4th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 292 (Wilk), the CHC sponsored measure that will conform California statutes regulating the reporting and testing of industrial hemp to the new requirements established under the United States Department of...


California Bill AB 45 Passed! Going to Governor’s Desk for Expected Signature.

Our multiyear effort to address the issuance of a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) FAQ in July of 2018, which prohibited the use of hemp derived cannabinoids in foods, beverages and cosmetics, is going to Governor Newsom’s desk....


Vote Hemp releases 2020 Hemp Crop Report

Washington, DC – Vote Hemp has released its 2020 Hemp Crop Report documenting the state regulated cultivation of hemp in the United States. Vote Hemp has been producing the Hemp Crop Report since 2016 and the 2020 growing season...


By Kevin Killough

Hemp enters its second season in Wyoming

Powell, WY – Wyoming will be entering its second season in which the state is issuing licenses to hemp producers and processors.  The crop is still highly regulated and remains in a niche market. That means there aren’t a...


By Doug Fine

Fine In the Field – December 2020

December, 2020: Announcing The Game Seven Line-up For Humanity: Gregor Mendel, Terroir, And Many Small Farms Vs. Gene Markers, Poor Soil, and More Farmer Serfdom Each year at the peak of summer my sons and I find ourselves out...


By Doug Fine

Fine In the Field – November 2020

November, 2020: Processing Like a Shaman, Winning in the Marketplace The first food I popped into my mouth when I woke this morning was hemp, and I ate it in a very analog way; an eight-thousand-year-old way. I simply...


By Doug Fine

Fine In the Field – October 2020

Another Digital Age Human Joins the Eight Millennia-Old Harvest Dance My family is just in from harvesting a good portion of our winter superfood diet, care of a half dozen plant species. Think about this: in a time of...