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ODA: ‘Right to farm’ law protects hemp growers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon’s Douglas County attempted to restrict hemp production under rules for growing marijuana before being warned the policy violated the state’s “right to farm” law. Hemp is considered a crop under Oregon’s land use law,...


Press Release

UF Hosts Hemp Workshops for Growers, Industry in August

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking the first step to introduce industrial hemp to growers and industry across the state. The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project will host a series...


This Year’s Farm Bill Could Deliver A New-Yet-Old Crop To American Agriculture: Hemp

There’s a long-forbidden crop on the verge of legalization, one that’s versatile and could open up new markets for farmers: hemp. “I believe, honestly, that is the only thing that’s really gonna bring agriculture out of the rut...


By Olivia Peterkin

One small step for farmers, one giant leap for Hawaii’s hemp industry

HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii officially became part of the industrial hemp industry last month after issuing its first hemp grower licenses to three farmers in the islands. The licenses are being doled out as part of the state's industrial...


By: William L. Spence

Congress has moved to OK this once-controversial crop, and Idaho could benefit bigtime

It’s been nearly 20 years since former Idaho legislator Tom Trail began beating the drum for industrial hemp. The eight-term Moscow representative tried repeatedly to convince his legislative colleagues to support the crop. Trail introduced at least five resolutions...


Vote Hemp Newsletter

BIG NEWS! Senate passes bipartisan Farm Bill 86-11 including Hemp Farming Act provisions Yesterday, June 28th, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Farm Bill including language from the Hemp Farming Act (S. 2667)! The Senate version of the...


by John Notarianni

Wyden: Legalizing Hemp A Big Opportunity For Oregon

Oregon’s Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are teaming up with two unlikely allies — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul — on a piece of legislation. The Democrats and Republicans don’t often agree, but...


Hemp regulations in Vermont to go into effect July 1

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A new pilot program that begins in July will make it legal to buy and sell hemp in Vermont for those registered with the Agency of Agriculture. The program is expected to ease concerns about federal agencies...


By Stephen Steed

Rules OK’d for hemp crops in Arkansas

The state Plant Board on Thursday approved rules that will allow Arkansas farmers to grow hemp as part of a program to assess the marketability of the crop. The General Assembly approved the program in early 2017 but its...


Associated Press

52 people sickened by fake CBD oil in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah. In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...