hemp-news

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska company chosen to grow hemp

A farming business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's economic development corporation will start growing hemp this summer on the tribe's reservation. Ho-Chunk Farms announced Thursday that it was one of 10 applicants that received a state license...


By Paul Specht

NC lawmakers want to ban smokable hemp, but farmers got a ‘win’ Wednesday

Farmers may get to grow and sell smokable hemp for another year. A legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed changes to the Farm Act, a bill intended to regulate the hemp industry, that would ban smokable hemp in late 2020....


By Destiny Alvarez

Oregon hemp farmers seek stable marketplace

The Oregon hemp industry is booming, but still faces an uncertain future. A lack of consistent testing policies, outdated U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation and rules, and problems with banking were some of the issues behind the urgent tone...


By Don Jenkins

Washington hemp industry grows, but not as fast as Oregon’s

The number of licensed hemp farmers in Washington has more than doubled since May, according to the state Department of Agriculture. As of Tuesday the department had issued licenses to 87 growers, compared to 35 in late May. The...


By Monica Vaughn

Hemp could be big money for SLO County farmers. Did politicians scare away investors?

Now that SC farmers can grow industrial hemp, how well do you know your cannabis?  San Luis Obispo County supervisors have passed a temporary ban on new industrial hemp crops, just six months after the federal Farm Bill legalized...


Coalition Letter to USDA on Farm Bill Hemp Felony Provisions

June 14, 2019 The Honorable Stephen Alexander Vaden General Counsel Office of General Counsel U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20250 Dear Mr. Vaden: We write concerning a provision enacted as part of the Agriculture...


Texas becomes the 45th hemp state!

Austin, TX – On Monday evening, Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 1325 into law, allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp commercially and making Texas the 45th state to approve hemp farming. The bill, which passed Texas House and Senate...


By Joanne Young

Ricketts signs Nebraska hemp farming act into law

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill Thursday that will clear the way for farmers to plant hemp as an alternative crop. The Nebraska Hemp Farming Act (LB657) would recognize the plant as a viable agricultural crop and align state...


Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa hemp bill into law

Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that allows Iowa farmers to legally grow hemp. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month. The bill allows licensed Iowa farmers to grow the crop...


Gov. Kemp signs Georgia hemp bill into law

On May 10, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill legalizing hemp production in Georgia. The bill signing took place at the Corbett Country Corner in Lake Park Georgia where bill sponsor John Corbett is from. Georgia becomes the...