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By Renee Cooper

2018 Farm Bill Hugely Impacts North Dakota Hemp Industry

Renee Cooper Some big changes are coming to the hemp industry as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill. The impact the latest Farm Bill has on the hemp industry is monumental. The era of hemp probation is over,...


Pennsylvania farmers see opportunity in federally legal hemp

Harrisburg, PA - Federal legalization of hemp could be a cash cow for Pennsylvania farmers. The farm bill approved by Congress last week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. Hemp was once a tremendously important crop...


By Christopher Vondracek

South Dakota unlikely to allow CBD oil even though it’s in farm bill

Sharon Neva is the owner of GrassRoots smoke shop in Rapid City. Ryan Hermens / Rapid City Journal RAPID CITY, S.D. - There's a jar in the GrassRoots smoke shop on Rapid City's north side collecting tips for a purpose....


By Stewart Huntington

Pine Ridge hemp farmer eyes victory in new farm bill

The new farm bill passed by Congress this week legalizes hemp. If the bill is signed by the president -- as expected -- it will mark a major victory for a Manderson man who fought a nearly two decade...


Georgia Republicans Move to OK CBD, Hemp

ATLANTA (CN) – Republican lawmakers in Georgia are gunning to pass legislation legalizing the distribution of cannabis oil and allowing farmers to grow hemp and medical marijuana, arguing it will be good for industry and people suffering from illness....


By Brett Kelman

These Tennessee farmers grew tobacco for decades. Now, they grow hemp. Someday, maybe, marijuana.

Carthage, TN — Kyle Owen, 36, leans against a wooden post, smoking a cigarette, gazing at the crops stockpiled in his barn. A row of rusted wagons are stuffed with thousands of long brown stalks of handpicked tobacco, which was the...


Hemp in the Farm Bill, what does it mean?

When Congress passed the Farm Bill of 2014, it included Sec. 7606 authorizing state regulated research pilot programs with hemp. That program has been a huge success growing to include over 3,500 licensed participants who planted more than 77,000...


Vote Hemp Newsletter

Last week voters went to the polls in record numbers and they decided to make a course correction. Republican’s held onto their majority in the Senate but Democrats gained the majority in the House for the 116th Congress which...


Vote Hemp Newsletter

WHY IS CBD EVERYWHERE? The New York Times asked a provocative question in the latest issue of their Sunday Magazine: Why is CBD everywhere? The answer from our perspective: Because it works! The highlighting of CBD products by the...


By Jessi Mitchell

Oklahoma Farmers Celebrate First Industrial Hemp Harvest Since WWII

GUTHRIE, Oklahoma - A few Oklahoma farmers are harvesting the state's first industrial hemp crops since World War II. Governor Mary Fallin legalized the plant with an emergency order in April, and now one Guthrie farm aims to use...