Tag: hemp

Oklahoma next to allow commercial production of industrial hemp

Oklahoma next to allow commercial production of industrial hemp

April 21, 2019 |

In North Carolina, Hemp, Inc., announced that after unanimous approval by the house, Senate Bill 868 has proceeded to the desk of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, which would allow for the commercial production of industrial hemp. According to the bill legislature, SB 868 “authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to take develop and administer a […]

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Happy Holidays for many thanks to 2018 Farm Bill

Happy Holidays for many thanks to 2018 Farm Bill

December 22, 2018 |

The 2018 Farm Bill, more formally known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed by President Trump on Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue’s birthday last week. So what does it mean? What stays the same? What changes? What’s the reaction? First, you can see what President Trump had to say at the signing […]

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Indian hemp industry gets $150 million breath of life

Indian hemp industry gets $150 million breath of life

October 23, 2018 |

In India, the hemp industry is about to get a big boost thanks to an announcement by the national hemp association regarding a $150 million investment plan for Uttarakhand state that will lead to 90,000 additional jobs in the sector over the next five years. Ethanol from hemp as well as hemp for biomaterials and […]

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South Carolina farmers jump on chance to grow hemp

South Carolina farmers jump on chance to grow hemp

July 4, 2018 |

In South Carolina, the search for farmers to grow hemp is on with more than 100 applying for the license to grow 40 acres. Only 40 farmers will be selected from the 133 that have already applied and potentially more that come in before Friday’s deadline. Last year’s hemp trial granted 20 farmers licenses to […]

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Senator Mitch McConnell pushing hard for hemp deregulation

Senator Mitch McConnell pushing hard for hemp deregulation

April 3, 2018 |

In Kentucky, the Associated Press reports that Senator Mitch McConnell will support hemp legalization legislation, removing the crop from the controlled substances list and introducing it as an agricultural commodity. The state is a leading hemp producer with more than 12,000 acres licensed to grow the crop and 57 processors producing a wide range of […]

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Western Australia looks to support hemp for biofuel and bioeconomy

Western Australia looks to support hemp for biofuel and bioeconomy

February 22, 2018 |

In Australia, the McGowan Government is set to boost Western Australia’s fledgling hemp industry, loosening a legislative barrier that was limiting hemp production in the State. The State Government will amend the Industrial Hemp Act 2004 to allow hemp to be grown with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of up to one percent. Currently, the Industrial […]

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Amazonas Hemp launching first product in January

Amazonas Hemp launching first product in January

December 22, 2017 |

In Florida, Amazon Hemp Ltd. reported that consumer product testing is advancing on schedule for completion this week. Results thus far have been positive and the company continues on time for the launching of the first products in January 2018. Amazonas Hemp also reported receipt of its first substantial purchase order for $100,000 to deliver […]

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Food versus fuel fight heats up in Canadian municipalities forums

Food versus fuel fight heats up in Canadian municipalities forums

September 30, 2017 |

In Canada, the food versus fuel debate is getting heated up with Agriculture Minister Lana Popham hearing from local mayors and government officials who are concerned that land is being converted from feeding people to growing non-edible hemp and marijuana. While hemp and marijuana is increasingly being planted in Canada, it is not just for […]

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First harvest for Amazonas Florestal on 100-acre plantation

First harvest for Amazonas Florestal on 100-acre plantation

September 24, 2017 |

In Florida, Amazonas Florestal announced that they have harvested the first 100-acre plantation. Amazonas is a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, industrial CBD hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits. The Amazonas Florestal management team assisted the Amazon Hemp operatives in Colorado throughout the harvesting process, which took place […]

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Hitting a new high – Hemp industry and innovations continue to grow like weeds

Hitting a new high – Hemp industry and innovations continue to grow like weeds

July 30, 2017 |

In Florida, former Dell executive Bruce Dietzen created a car made from hemp that runs on biofuel and is touted as carbon neutral. Industrial hemp grows as Vermont registers more than 80 new hemp growers so far this year alone. It’s been busy lately for the hemp industry. News of the latest biobased hemp car, […]

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