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Michigan farmers are taking advantage of the hemp industry

(WXYZ) — Michigan farmers are calling it the next big thing in farming and for the state. Hemp farming is taking off to new limits with endless possibilities and growth. It's a new adventure for Michigan farmers looking to...


By Mark Niesse

First legal Georgia hemp fields show crop’s promise

This is where Georgia’s future hemp crop begins: in a pungent field at the University of Georgia, where several dozen cannabis plants are nearly ready for harvest. The plants are lined in rows on one-third of an acre, sprouting...


By Paige Browning

Farewell to most CBD lattes and gummies in Washington state

Store owners will start pulling CBD gummies and drinks off of their shelves in Washington. The state's Department of Agriculture has recently clarified that CBD is not allowed as an ingredient in traditional foods. CBD is a derivative of...


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 A lack of consistent testing policies, outdated U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation and rules, and problems with banking were some of the issues behind the urgent tone...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...