Tag: hemp

University of Kentucky researchers show dual-purpose hemp cultivars best for bioenergy

University of Kentucky researchers show dual-purpose hemp cultivars best for bioenergy

August 13, 2020 |

In Kentucky, dual-purpose industrial hemp cultivars show the best potential for coproduction of biofuel and bioproducts, according to University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment study. Researchers evaluated 11 hemp cultivars from all over the world. They planted cultivars at UK’s Spindletop Farm and at Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability under the […]

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Bast Fibre grabs global licensing deal with mega-TP maker Georgia-Pacific

Bast Fibre grabs global licensing deal with mega-TP maker Georgia-Pacific

March 15, 2020 |

Empty toilet paper shelf images are streaming from seemingly everywhere in the U.S. right now, but apparently 4 billion people in the world don’t even use toilet paper, and the first commercially packaged TP wasn’t even developed until 1857 making it a relatively modern product from a historical perspective. Don’t fret though – if you […]

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USDA launches new insurance option for hemp

USDA launches new insurance option for hemp

January 6, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020. The insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage under 508(h) Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI). The MPCI coverage is for hemp grown for grain, fiber, and CBD oil for […]

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India’s Hempcorp secures 10,000 acres to become world’s largest hemp plantation

India’s Hempcorp secures 10,000 acres to become world’s largest hemp plantation

November 4, 2019 |

In India, Hempcorp recently secured a 10,000 acre site set to become the world’s largest hemp plantation. This comes following the legalization of hemp cultivation within the state of Uttarakhand, India.  The company will be managing operations in Uttarakhand and has plans for a variety-based product chain from hemp. The product chain will vary from […]

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7 takeaways from FDA hearing on CBD and hemp

7 takeaways from FDA hearing on CBD and hemp

June 9, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., last week, the Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing to determine a pathway toward regulating CBD. Mile High Labs Founder and CTO, Stephen Mueller spoke at this hearing and provided 7 recommendations to the FDA. He said “Don’t wait to regulate. CBD is rapidly becoming a preferred ingredient in everything […]

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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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