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Is there potential in hemp for bioplastics?

Posted by Analysis on March 31, 2021

As more companies move towards biopolymers as an alternative to fossil-fuel-based plastic, some are considering hemp as a potential biomass source, but can this ‘wonder crop’ make an impact in the world of bioplastic? Heidi Vella investigates. … read more

New cheese alternative made with cauliflower and hemp seeds

Posted by Monica Watrous on March 31, 2021

LOS ANGELES — Grounded Foods Co. is introducing cheese alternatives formulated with fermented cauliflower and hemp seeds. Products include lemon, garlic and thyme marinated goat cheese-style blocks; an onion and chives cream cheese-style spread; and an American cheese-style sauce. … read more

Brothers build Shenandoah hemp empire

Posted by Don Harrison on March 30, 2021

Tanner Johnson, CEO of Pure Shenandoah LLC, says that his Elkton-based company is trying to bring hemp back to its Shenandoah Valley roots. After all, he explains, "back in the 1600s, this area was used heavily for hemp production and rope and clothing." … read more

The secret ingredient in Paris' green public housing

Posted by Colin Kinniburgh on March 30, 2021

Winter in Paris is notoriously clammy, and this winter was no exception. But Gregory Ferembach didn’t need to turn on his heat much. One reason? The walls in his public housing building are lined with one of nature’s best insulation materials: hemp. … read more

State agencies release hemp plan to keep Colorado as industry leader

Posted by Jeff Rice on March 29, 2021

Officials in several state agencies announced the release Monday of the Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan report. The result of an 18-month effort, CHAMP is a blueprint for development of the hemp industry in Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado already is a leader in industrial hemp, and the new plan will help the state maintain that leadership. … read more

We'd like to see a decorticator next to every cotton gin

Posted by HempToday on March 29, 2021

Guy Carpenter is President and CEO of Bear Fiber, Inc., and President at Cape Fear Apparel Consulting, both of North Carolina. He also serves as a commissioner in the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission pilot program, and is a consultant to Panda Biotech of Texas. Carpenter has more than 30 years experience in global textile and apparel manufacturing, sourcing, distribution and sales, and has consulted on the subject of natural fibers in both the public and private sectors. … read more

Western Australia Hemp Trial Update

Posted by Terry Lassitenaz on March 29, 2021

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development says crops associated with its latest round of industrial hemp trials are in the ground. … read more

The nutrition and beauty benefits of hemp, and why you should include it in your daily life

Posted by Rohit Shah on March 29, 2021

Hemp seeds are a source of rich protein and a powerhouse of other essential nutrients that can fill the needs of the body. Here’s how hemp-based products can help us live better. … read more

Waxing philosophical about mother hemp

Posted by Opinion on March 27, 2021

Let’s get off the math for a moment, for hemp’s sake. Let’s look at the individuals trying to revolutionize the thinking that cannabis is good for the people of the Caribbean islands. Though their efforts are applauded, luckily for the oppositional governments, they have all had tomfoolery personas at the helm. Billionaires are flying around with seedlings getting arrested and thrown in Caribbean jails, ganja types cloaked in Barry White’s hand-me-downs pontificating for their individual financial gain. … read more

Researchers study spent hemp biomass as animal feed

Posted by GEORGE PLAVEN Capital Press on March 26, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Hemp is already touted for its healthful and therapeutic benefits in humans. Researchers at Oregon State University are now studying whether the plant could also be part of a nutritious diet for livestock. … read more

Hemp Bricks an Immediate Solution to the Permanent Native American Housing Crisis

Posted by NHA on March 12, 2021

There are many problems facing Native American Tribes in the United States, healthcare, employment, food security, education, and very importantly permanent housing. Despite being the longest tenants of the land, they are often left out of participation in the same credit economy as folks not on tribal land due to something called Sovereign Immunity. … read more

Hemp seed trials set to take off in Bussselton

Posted by Local News on March 25, 2021

The latest round of industrial hemp trials have been planted to examine the potential to grow the crop for grain production in Western Australia. … read more

A brief history of cannabis

Posted by Dashiel Kulander on March 25, 2021

The species cannabis sativa has been cultivated around the world for 12,000+ years and is considered to be one of the very first plants grown by humanity. It's a plant that intersects with more industries and cultures than any other on the planet and has been used throughout human history for clothing, paper, food, and medicine, among other things. In fact, the oldest evidence of the cannabis industry is an 8,000-year-old piece of hemp cloth. … read more

Hemp is Already Being Used in Walls and Insulation as a Game-Changer in Construction Industry

Posted by Good News Network on March 25, 2021

It has become almost a cliché to discuss the benefits of hemp, the supposed wonder plant with almost endless uses—from woven fibers to edible seeds to bioplastics. … read more

An Open Challenge to the Navajo Nation's Land Use Authority

Posted by Environment on March 25, 2021

"These lands belong to the individual farmers, they don't belong to the chapter," declared Dineh Benally, San Juan Farm Board President and former Navajo Nation presidential candidate. "It doesn't belong to Window Rock." … read more

From BOHECO to India Hemp Organics, these 5 brands are making hemp-based products popular in India

Posted by Palak Agarwal on March 24, 2021

These Indian brands are popularising industrial hemp by manufacturing apparel, beauty products, skincare, healthcare, and building material in India. … read more

Oregon State University Scores Hemp Cattle Feed Research Grant

Posted by Terry Lassitenaz on March 24, 2021

It's great to see increasing attention being paid to the potential for using hemp waste as livestock feed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded nearly $300,000 to Oregon State University to fund research into feeding spent hemp biomass to cattle. … read more

Sunflowers, hemp and sugarbeets hold potential for farmers

Posted by Michael Spieker on March 24, 2021

The 39th annual Agweek Farm Show featured an expert specialty crops panel covering sunflower, sugarbeets and hemp. … read more

New Rules Go Into Effect for Michigan Industrial Hemp Growers

Posted by Tim Collins on March 24, 2021

Two years ago, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) established the state's first Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program so farmers, processors, and colleges and universities could grow, handle, process, and research industrial hemp. … read more

Benefits of consuming Hemp seeds and easy recipes you can make

Posted by TIMESOFINDIA.COM on March 23, 2021

Hemp seeds boast of being one of the most nutritiously dense plant-based sources of food known to mankind. They are full of nutrition and can be rightly called the new superfood ingredient in town. … read more

US university undertaking research into benefits of feeding cattle hemp biomass

Posted by Jane Byrne on March 23, 2021

Dr Alan Sams, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), said its research teams will assess the safety and benefits of hemp byproducts in cattle diets. … read more

Hemp producer shares experiences at summit

Posted by Tom Doran on March 23, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For nearly five decades, Ivy League Farms has been growing fruits and vegetables in rural Kankakee County. The family owned operation added another crop — industrial hemp — in 2019, and Evera Ivy shared the family's experiences at the recent Illinois Hemp Summit, hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. … read more

Next wave of food products expected this year when FSSAI regulations finalised

Posted by Pearly Neo on March 23, 2021

Upcoming hemp regulations set by the Food Safety and Security Authority of India (FSSAI) will be a crucial turning point for the local hemp and cannabis sector, unlocking its potential for use in the ‘next wave' food and beverage products. … read more

'Miracle' natural fabric makes a comeback in Japan

Posted by MICHIYO NAKAMOTO on March 19, 2021

As an endurance runner who sometimes covers long distances over several days, Yoshihiro Machida was used to getting blisters and damp, sweaty feet after a long run. If he crossed a stream or ran into a puddle, his feet would get wet and cold. … read more

Startup sees potential in Russia's historic textile region

Posted by HempToday on March 18, 2021

Russian industrial hemp producer Smart Hemp said it has plans to open a hemp processing factory in Ivanovo, an historic textile region and still one of Russia's major textile making centers. … read more

Hemp Market Education, Conversation, & Advice

Posted by Olivia Cruz on March 17, 2021

n a newly-emerging market like industrial hemp, events represent a key channel for information sharing and supply chain connectivity — in short, they help people learn and conduct business. … read more

Hemp Fiber Industry Slow to Start in Illinois, but Long-Term Hopes Persist

Posted by Tory Dahlhoff on March 16, 2021

On her small family farm outside Princeton, Ill., Rachel Berry, founder and CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association, stands in front of a giant bale of hemp stalks that resembles an oversized bird's nest. She pulls a small hardcover book from a basket full of various goods made from the fiber and woody pulp of hemp stems. … read more

12 Ways Dietitian Nutritionists Use Hemp as an Ingredient

Posted by Food Marketers on March 17, 2021

Seeds and hearts boast plant protein (a "complete" protein at that!) and fiber, as well as some iron. And all three (seeds, hearts, and oil) deliver those great-for-you omega-3 fats. But their health boons aren’t the only reason nutritionists like hemp so much—it’s a tasty, filling ingredient that builds flavor and texture into recipes. … read more

Specialized harvester hopes to tap growing interest in fiber

Posted by HempToday on March 16, 2021

A Canadian company is bringing specialized fiber hemp harvesting technology to the North America, anticipating continued expansion of applications for the hemp plant’s stalk and expanding hemp fields worldwide. … read more

The One Superfood Everyone’s Eating Right Now

Posted by Sarah Crow on March 13, 2021

Food trends come and go—from the rise and fall of the cronut to the days when activated charcoal was giving a goth look to everything from ice cream to bread. However, if you’re looking for a food trend that’s more than just Instagram fodder, there’s one superfood experts are going wild for right now: hemp seeds. … read more

Triathlete uses prosthetic made from hemp at Kansas company

Posted by Chad Frey on March 12, 2021

Marc Dunshee shattered his left leg riding a dirt bike, an injury he was never able to fully recover from. He spent 10 years in pain, in and out of doctors' offices, before he took what some would call a drastic action to end that pain. … read more

Idaho House backs legalizing hemp

Posted by BETSY Z. RUSSELL on March 11, 2021

BOISE — The Idaho House backed an industrial hemp legalization bill by a nearly two-to-one margin on Monday, sending the bill to the Senate and moving Idaho a step closer to ending its distinction as the only state that still prohibits its farmers from growing the non-psychoactive product. … read more

What's The Difference Between Hemp Oil And CBD Oil?

Posted by Sophia Cooper on March 11, 2021

The rise of the cannabis industry has turned its cannabinoids into household names. Even the biggest skeptics are now considering this plant species and its compounds as a potential health tool. Yet, we have so many new terms and products in the market—THC, CBD, delta-8, delta-9, that it's hard to keep up with what each can do and their effects on the body. … read more

Idaho Moves Closer To Allowing Industrial Hemp

Posted by Doug Nadvornick on March 11, 2021

An Idaho Senate committee has approved a bill that would lead to a new industrial hemp industry in the Gem State. Idaho is the only state in the nation not to allow farmers to grow and companies to process industrial hemp, according to Global Hemp Industries. … read more

European Industrial Hemp Association submits novel foods application to UK Food Standards Authority

Posted by Sebastian Krawiec on March 11, 2021

The European Industrial Hemp Association’s (EIHA) Novel Food Consortium has submitted its Novel Foods application to the UK Food Standards Authority (FSA) ahead of the March 31, 2021 deadline. The application covers natural CBD isolate and full spectrum products, and is submitted on behalf of the consortium’s 183 member businesses. … read more

North Carolina: Public May Join Industrial Hemp Commission

Posted by Kay Whatley on March 11, 2021

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve research pilot program applications. … read more

ABI Building to be used for hemp prosthetics

Posted by Adam Strunk on March 10, 2021

At its Tuesday meeting, the Newton City Commission approved a 90-day lease agreement with Human Plant Solutions to occupy the building. "Having an occupant in the building is beneficial, as well," Commissioner Rich Stinnett said in favor of the lease. "Empty buildings die a fast death." … read more

Upcoming virtual conference to focus on uses of hemp

Posted by Timothy Rohwer on March 10, 2021

Annette and her husband, Bruce, own a large chunk of land north of Plattsmouth on which lies their business, The Hop Yard, a destination beverage tasting room. … read more

What makes hemp a superfood?

Posted by Shrabonti Bagchi on March 10, 2021

While people in many parts of India have traditionally consumed hemp products such as the seeds, aka 'hemp hearts', and hemp 'nubs' (shelled hemp seeds) for centuries as a food product, cooking with them and using the seed to extract oil, it's only in recent years that urban Indians have become aware of the many parts of the hemp plant that offer multiple nutritional benefits. In fact, companies that sell packaged hemp products today are calling hemp seeds a superfood because of their high nutritional value. … read more

USDA: Final Rule Will Move Ahead As Planned

Posted by Theresa Bennett on March 09, 2021

The final rule implements generally favorable changes for the hemp industry from the USDA’s interim final rule, including an increase in the hemp sampling window, flexibility in sampling standards and additional options for hot hemp disposal. The rule, however, retains some aspects many in the industry hoped to see amended - namely the 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) limit in hemp. (Changing that, however, requires an act of Congress and is out of the USDA’s purview.) … read more

Industrial hemp growers want more consumer awareness amid slow growth

Posted by Jessica Schremmer and Cassandra Hough on March 01, 2021

More awareness of hemp foods and their nutritional value are needed to help South Australia's budding industry blossom, growers and processors say. … read more

Hemp goes from zero to economic hero

Posted by Pitsinee Jitpleecheep on March 01, 2021

Hemp, a weed that was long regarded as a forbidden plant and included on the country's narcotics list, is taking Thailand by storm. Ten categories of goods or products ranging from mouth spray, food supplements, skincare products and energy drinks to painkillers and spa products are cashing in on hemp's hype after the government legalised commercial growing in the country last year to promote hemp and cannabis as new cash crops. … read more

Pure Shenandoah leads educational workshops about the hemp industry

Posted by Stephanie Penn on February 28, 2021

The local hemp business is holding workshops and providing education on industrial hemp fiber and CBD production. … read more

Slack Tide: Don't Bogart this column, my friend

Posted by Geoff Kirsch on February 28, 2021

Cannabis, or marijuana, is a plant containing the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydracannabinol. … read more

The cash registers are ringing all around the Caribbean!

Posted by Renn Loren on February 28, 2021

Today in 2021, island nations are enjoying a new source of revenue throughout the Caribbean, liberating them from their historical reliance on the whims and fears of international tourists and the delicate balance of public health and border-closing pandemics. … read more

Hemp seed oil is good for pets; here's why

Posted by Lifestyle Desk on February 28, 2021

The amount of joy our pets bring is immeasurable — whether they are demanding belly rubs when we are working, or staring at us when we are enjoying our food. When we are sad, our pets sense it and give us the comfort we need. … read more

Why don’t we use hemp instead of plastic?

Posted by Tricia Clarkson on February 27, 2021

There is no more convincing argument to me than the one that shows plastic polluting our oceans and waterways, fish eating the micro-plastics, people eating the fish and drinking the water thereby consuming microplastics that … read more

The 10 Best Dog Leashes, According to a Puppy Foster Parent

Posted by Mary Jo DiLonardo on February 26, 2021

Whether you want to take your dog on a walk, a run, or a fun training adventure, a good leash is key. It's the way you communicate with your pet and keep them from taking off after a squirrel or some other fascinating distraction. … read more

Bill allowing banks to do business with marijuana and hemp industry moves through state senate

Posted by Nick Nelson on February 26, 2021

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The South Dakota state legislature is trying to come up with a way for potential marijuana businesses in the state to bank legally and safely. This can be difficult for businesses as cannabis is still federally illegal. … read more

As Africa opens up to cannabis, 'it isn't all about marijuana

Posted by HempToday on February 26, 2021

Africa can build a hemp industry based on locally owned and operated supply chains, but the continent's many diverse nations need expertise and investment from abroad, a newly organized Panafrican Hemp Association (PHA) has suggested. … read more

Learn about industrial hemp in Iowa in free Davenport Library program

Posted by Linda Cook on February 25, 2021

Eastern Iowa Community College now has a degree program in industrial hemp production. Join a Zoom presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, with instructor Shane Mairet to learn more about the possibilities. … read more

Ill. Dept. of Agriculture releases 2020 hemp harvest numbers

Posted by Amber Ruch on February 24, 2021

Hemp farmers reported 2,734 acres planted resulting in 2,392 acres harvested. They said the 2020 numbers are down from 2019 just over 2,800 acres for total harvested crop. … read more

Illinois hemp fields dip slightly

Posted by HempToday on February 24, 2021

Industrial hemp production in Illinois dipped slightly last year, when 2,392 acres were planted, compared to 2,800 acres in 2019. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) said 87% of the hemp planted in 2020 was harvested. Yields brought roughly 1.3 million lbs. of hemp flower, 48,000 lbs. of hemp fiber, and 39,000 lbs. of seed, IDOA reported. Last year was the second year of legalized hemp production in Illinois. IDOA said the coronavirus pandemic and some problems with processing hampered the industry in 2020. … read more

Bruderheim to be home to continent's biggest hemp-processing facility

Posted by Alexis Kienlen on February 22, 2021

Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation says its under-construction plant in the community northeast of Edmonton is on track to be finished this summer. "Construction started last fall (in 2019), but it was put on hold for the last nine months," said Aaron Barr, CEO and chief horticulturalist of the privately owned company. … read more

10 Health Benefits of Hemp

Posted by Frankie Stein on February 22, 2021

The word hemp may make you think immediately of marijuana, it deserves to be treated as more than just a way to get high. Hemp comes from the same plant as marijuana, but it doesn't produce a hallucinogenic effect. … read more

Introduction to Growing Industrial Hemp Fiber and Grain

Posted by Industrial Hemp Fiber and Grain on March 22, 2021

In the fall of 2020, Western Maryland RC&D and Mountain Maryland Hemp Alliance were awarded an Appalachian Regional Commission Power Initiative Technical Assistance Grant. The grant, "Feasibility Study for Industrial Hemp Processing Industry", will examine the potential for developing a hemp processing facility in a six county region including Monongalia and Preston County in WV, Fayette and Somerset County in PA and Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland. … read more

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

Posted by hemp@ifas.ufl.edu on December 22, 2020

UF/IFAS, in partnership with Roseville Farms, has established a program that provides a science-based evaluation of industrial hemp varieties. As a crop new to Florida, all industrial hemp material must be approved prior to production and sale within the state per state law and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) rules. … read more

High Times covers Humboldt's 'bold' industrial hemp ban, county official answers a couple questions

Posted by Myles Cochrane on February 21, 2021

I've been meaning to delve into Humboldt County's permanent industrial hemp ban, covered well by the Times-Standard here. Hemp is like marijuana's more sober sibling that can make stuff like paper, rope, and clothing, plus of course the medicinal CBD side to it. Hemp is very low in THC so it doesn't get you high. … read more

Grants For Promoting Pennsylvania Hemp Products

Posted by Steven Gothrinet on February 18, 2021

Prior to prohibition, hemp was an important crop in the state. 2017 marked the first year in seven decades industrial hemp was (legally) cultivated and harvested in Pennsylvania. Last season, 500 growing sites and 60 processors were licensed statewide and applications for this year's season opened in December last year. Growing permit applications will be accepted until April 1, while processing permit applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year. … read more

Board of Supervisors makes hemp boundaries permanent

Posted by Christina Cox on February 18, 2021

Nearly a year after a temporary order eliminated almost all of the hemp fields in Ventura County, the Board of Supervisors found a compromise to allow the new crop to flourish without disturbing nearby residents. … read more

Italian hemp varieties which lost status in 2019 could be re-certified

Posted by HempToday on February 17, 2021

The Italian hemp varieties Carmagnola and CS (Carmagnola Selezionata) could be re-certified this year, after being removed from the European catalog of plant varieties in 2019. … read more

Your Guide to the USDA's Final Rule on Hemp

Posted by Theresa Bennett on January 20, 2021

From sampling to THC testing, here's a rundown on how the final rule, which takes effect in March, compares to current regulations. … read more

Hemp leader discusses rules at OMB

Posted by Local News on February 21, 2021

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of USDA’s final rule to establish a domestic hemp production program as directed by the 2018 farm bill. Monitoring that movement is South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association Executive Director Katie Sieverding. … read more

Hemp Stands to Benefit from Biden Climate Plan

Posted by New Frontier Data on February 21, 2021

On the first day of his administration, President Joe Biden begins the long process of implementing his ambitious Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice. The climate plan – which proposes roughly $5 trillion of investment spending from the private sector, and federal and state governments – is the most significant coordinated action taken against climate change in American history. … read more

Canterbury hemp grower swinging open farm gates for field-days

Posted by Jamie Engelbrecht on February 15, 2021

Mainland Hemp's Jamie Engelbrecht says people are learning of the plant's potential but still have a lot of questions so they are welcome to attend two upcoming field-day events. … read more

Hemp conference March 5

Posted by Crops, Top Headlines on February 15, 2021

Central State University Extension and Ohio State University Extension are collaborating to present the 2021 Land Grant Virtual Hemp Conference: Looking Back to Plan for the Future. The virtual conference will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 5, and features a wide variety of speakers focusing on growing and marketing hemp. … read more

Govt establishing cannabis farms as alternative to cotton: Chaudhry

Posted by Staff Report on February 14, 2021

Federal minister says job market will be revived with revival of manufacturing sector … read more

5 Amazing Benefits of Hemp Tea

Posted by Rebecca S. on February 12, 2021

When it comes to coffee, it seems like we always take it in a rush. We talk of coffee runs, and we see people heading to work, clutching their coffee to go. But with the tea, the picture looks different and more peaceful. It feels like a sin to take our tea on the go. It’s as if the tea was made to slow us down and have us sip it bit by bit while doing nothing else. … read more

Europe looks poised to continue dominance in fiber seed

Posted by HempToday on February 11, 2021

While the U.S. has no shortage of CBD planting seed suppliers, fiber hemp varieties are more difficult to come by. That is to say, dependable, certified seed that can be traded internationally under Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) requirements. … read more

USDA creating hemp germplasm collection, funding lab to study plant breeding

Posted by Ivan Moreno on February 11, 2021

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they’re studying ways to boost hemp production and profitability for growers, and are collecting the first national statistics on domestic hemp production to be ready by next year. … read more

To choose the right seed, think through the entire process

Posted by HempToday on February 10, 2021

As 2021 unfolds we will see the installation of a number of decortication systems in the U.S. This is exciting and great news as the industry continues to develop products that are more sustainable, can help sequester carbon, and replace petroleum-based materials. Problems are being solved; supply chain solutions to process hemp stalks are emerging. … read more

Bear Fiber creates first socks from American hemp

Posted by Bear fiber on February 8, 2021

Bear Fiber, the company which has been promoting hemp fibre for fashion since the 1990s, has created the first socks from American hemp. The company aims to help the American hemp fibre industry by developing a commercially sustainable market to support farmers, processors, yarn spinners, textile manufacturers and the apparel industry in the country. … read more

In the hills of Uttarakhand, extracting industrial hemp has helped local farmers prosper

Posted by Scroll Staff on February 07, 2021

An organisation is championing extracting non-narcotic hemp to create local resource-based employment for the mountain communities of the Chamoli district. … read more

State Seeking Committee Members to Steer Hemp Center of Excellence

Posted by Thomas Mitchell on February 06, 2021

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking committee members to help steer the upcoming state Hemp Center of Excellence. Created by a 2018 bill, the CDA's Hemp Center of Excellence is intended to help direct U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved research, outreach and educational efforts in the state's hemp industry. … read more

Local farmers attend Texas Hemp Growers seminar at MPEC

Posted by PJ Green on February 06, 2021

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Local farmers are showing an interest in growing hemp. Texas Hemp Growers held a six-hour training session for current and potential hemp farmers at the MPEC. This class was to teach farmers how to grow hemp for a number of uses and the industrial applications of hemp. According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, more than 1,400 hemp licenses were issued this past year resulting in over 5,800 acres of crop. … read more

Hemp Seed Oil And Hemp Soap: Should You Try It?

Posted by WeedMaps News on February 6, 2021

This article by Erin Hiatt was originally published on Weedmaps, and appears here with permission. If you've ever eaten hemp seeds, worn a hemp bracelet, or used body care products with hemp as an ingredient, you might find it hard to believe that cannabis's non-intoxicating cousin was't legal in the U.S. … read more

Hemp Feed Coalition submits the first ingredient application in the United States for hemp to be federally approved as a feed ingredient for poultry

Posted by The Hemp Feed Coalition on February 5, 2021

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hemp Feed Coalition (HFC) is proud to announce the first submission for hemp to become an approved animal feed ingredient has been put forward for consideration by the Association of American Feed Control Officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Association-Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM). … read more

Which hemp variety to plant? Start with a holistic view

Posted by HempToday on February 3, 2021

While hemp growers in Latin America & Southeast Asia continue to look for hemp varieties that will thrive, companies in northern “hemp zones” are advancing with fiber and grain initiatives, says Hana Gabrielova in this audio-visual presentation hosted by HempToday. Hana discusses seed selection and procurement, and the potential for European Union certified hemp varieties in the USA, and talks about hemp growing at tropical latitudes. … read more

The most Canadian-sounding company ever closes financing to complete build-out of huge hemp processing facility

Posted by Angela Stelmakowich on February 03, 2021

Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation (CRHC) has plans to make the small town of Bruderheim, Alta. into a very big thing when it comes to industrial hemp processing. … read more

Hemp industry makes progress in Indiana

Posted by Erica Quinlan on February 02, 2021

The industry has come a long way, but growers face many challenges. From finding the right varieties to plant to having a place to sell their crop, there are roadblocks. But progress is made each year to give farmers the freedom to grow hemp. … read more

US vs Canadian Hemp Cultivation and Regulation

Posted by Sherry Ellen Slitts on February 1, 2021

Sherry has been active in the biotechnology industry since 2010. She is experienced in developing quality management systems and documentation for regulatory compliance under GMP guidelines. Her background in microbiology, cell biology, and aseptic processing provide a scientific context for cannabis production methods. Sherry has a passion for plant science, especially in the areas of tissue culture and bioactive compound extraction. … read more

Euro Trade Commission Asserts Hemp’s Importance to A Sustainable Textile Industry

Posted by John Talbot on February 01, 2021

Europe’s top industrial hemp panel contends in a recently unveiled position paper that as the European Union’s approach for the textile sector changes, hemp may play a pertinent role in making the industry sustainable. … read more

Industrial Hemp in Textile Market 2021 Comprehensive Strategic Report | Plains Industrial Hemp Processing, HMI Group, HempFlax, Yunnan Industrial Hemp.

Posted by jamica on January 31, 2021

The market research report on the global Industrial Hemp in Textile industry provides a comprehensive study of the various techniques and materials used in the production of Industrial Hemp in Textile market products. Starting from industry chain analysis to cost structure analysis, the report analyzes multiple aspects, including the production and end-use segments of the Industrial Hemp in Textile market products. … read more

Combine green vegetables and hemp seeds to gain muscle mass

Posted by Explica on January 31, 2021

As part of a healthy diet, this delicious and healthy green vegetable and hemp seed smoothie It is ahead in the protein level compared to other similar and better known preparations in the Fitness world. … read more

What’s in a Name?

Posted by Alex Sparrow and Jennifer Martin on January 2020

As natural builders, a large part of our approach to construction is to design and construct buildings with as low a carbon footprint as possible. In order to be successful at this, it’s essential to keep our material sourcing local, and avoid the big carbon hitters – concrete, plastics, foam insulations, imported sheet goods, chemical paints, etc., even though these items are ubiquitous in the building trades. … read more

Demand for sustainable textiles is big opportunity for hemp fiber

Posted by HempToday on January 25, 2021

Susan Barnhardt is the founder of SHEMP Yarn Company (SYC), a Florida, U.S.-based producer of worsted textile yarn made from hemp and wool which is set for a market debut in mid-2021. Barnhardt, a veteran of the textile industry, has more than 40 years experience working with emerging companies and Fortune 500 brands such as Campbell Soup Company, Kraft Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Constellation Brands. … read more

Discover Kseniaschnaider's smart hemp fur

Posted by Maria Cristina Pavarini on January 22, 2021

Highly imaginative and sensitive in supporting the cause of sustainable fashion, Ukrainian designer brand Kseniaschnaider has just launched a new collaboration with Hemp Textile Production Devohome. … read more

Weaving Hemp into the Northern California Fibershed

Posted by Nicholas Wenner on January 22, 2020

Bast fibers have been highly regarded for beautiful, durable textiles throughout history and into the modern era. Over the past year, Fibershed’s Lead Process Engineer Nicholas Wenner has been connecting with bast fiber growers, researchers, … read more

Italy’s Umbria region has ambitious hemp plan based on fiber

Posted by HempToday on January 21, 2021

A bill that would establish a hemp development program in the Italian region of Umbria envisions a supply chain based primarily on hemp fiber and hurd. The measure, introduced this week by 5-Star Movement leader Tomas De Luca, also emphasizes hemp’s potential to clean up contaminated land through phytoremediation, and phyto-purification of water. … read more

Comprehensive Analysis On Hemp Rope Market Future Trend, Business Growth, Top Key players

Posted by Phil Cruz on January 20, 2021

The Hemp Rope Market report makes available the current and forthcoming technical and financial details of the industry. It is one of the most comprehensive and important additions to the Prudent Markets archive of market research studies. It offers detailed research and analysis of key aspects of the global Hemp Rope market. … read more

Hemp building materials have big role to play in environmental renewal

Posted by HempToday on January 20, 2021

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the conventional building sector contributes up to 30% of total annual greenhouse gas emissions globally. Left unchecked, those emissions will more than double in the next 20 years. Hemp can help. … read more

Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program

Posted by Agricultural Marketing Service on January 19, 2021

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Hemp industry advocates dish reactions on USDA final hemp rules

Posted by Laura Drotleff on January 18, 2021

Federal agriculture rulemakers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture released final hemp production rules on Friday, in the final days of the Trump Administration.Changes to the final rule were based on public comments from farmers and industry members about interim hemp rules released in 2019 and are set to take effect on March 22. … read more

Museum aims to tell true story of hemp in Japan, dispel malodorous marijuana connection

Posted by Mainichi Japan on January 17, 2021

NASU, Tochigi -- Though hemp may be perceived by some as a dangerous plant behind mood-altering smokables and edibles, it is also a traditional Japanese crop used to make string, fabric, straps for "geta" wooden sandals, and fishing lines. … read more

Industrial Hemp Virtual Workshop Now Available

Posted by Caroline Warwick on January 15, 2021

Interested in learning more about industrial hemp production in Florida? On Monday, January 11 the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Program launched a virtual workshop aimed at updating Floridians on the latest industrial hemp research conducted across UF/IFAS. … read more

Minnesota Department of Agriculture to Host Industrial Hemp Forum

Posted on January 15, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites anyone interested in hemp and hemp production to its 2021 Industrial Hemp Forum. The two-day virtual event will be held Wednesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 11, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. The event is free to attend. Forum topics include federal and state regulations, plant breeding and agronomy, and market opportunities. … read more

Ohio’s first year of hemp successful

Posted by Sarah Donaldson on January 15, 2021

Ohio farmers got their first shot at growing hemp in 2020, after the crop spent decades as a controlled substance. But the new crop didn’t come without strings attached, or without challenges. … read more

Final rule for domestic hemp production effective March 2021

Posted by Natalina Sents on January 15, 2021

The USDA announced the final rule regulating the production of hemp in the U.S. today. The final rule includes changes to the interim final rule (IFR) published on October 31, 2019. The modifications are based on public comments and lessons learned during the 2020 growing season. … read more

Victory Hemp Launches Campaign to Finance Regenerative Hemp Production

Posted by Victory Hemp Foods on January 14, 2021

Kentucky-based primary food ingredient processor, Victory Hemp Foods, recently launched a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production on Steward, the world’s first CrowdFarming platform™. Steward’s platform provides investment opportunities to everyday people, allowing them to invest in sustainable farming. … read more

The 6 Best Seeds to Eat

Posted by Nutrition on January 13, 2021

Plant a seed. Watch it grow. Eat a seed. Reap the health benefits. “Seeds are good sources of plant-based, healthy fats, fiber and minerals,” says registered dietitian Kate Patton,RD. … read more

A fast plant for rapid shifts in construction – how the ancient supercrop Hemp can help build low carbon homes

Posted by Rapid Transition Alliance Staff on January 13, 2021

Reducing emissions in the construction industry, with its dependence on carbon-intensive concrete, is notoriously difficult and extraordinarily important in tackling the climate emergency. … read more

How to Protect Your Hemp's Intellectual Property

Posted by Paul Barbagallo on January 13, 2021

Profiting from your hemp genetics and protecting yourself from competitors may be trickier and more nuanced than you think. So, you’re ready to make money off your hemp-related intellectual property (IP)? … read more

Critics say California bill puts hemp under control of marijuana interests

Posted by HempToday on January 12, 2021

Critics say the California’s hemp industry will go under control of marijuana interests if a law defining industrial hemp products is adopted. Under the proposed law, hemp products of all kinds would be required to follow the same rules as marijuana, resulting in unacceptable over-regulation, said veteran cannabis consultant Richard Rose. … read more

Initiative in Florida envisions processing hemp for textiles

Posted by Ramon Alexander Daily staff on January 07, 2021

The U.S. state of Florida could be a “market maker” in the hemp textile sector and boost the fortunes of high poverty areas in the state’s rural communities, according to advocates who are pushing an economic development initiative for the region … read more

New online Purdue course takes a comprehensive look at hemp as a crop and product

Posted by Greg Kline Daily staff on January 7, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new, old industry. That’s how the U.S. Department of Agriculture characterizes hemp, a versatile crop grown around the world for thousands of years, including in the U.S., before being effectively outlawed in the 1970s because hemp and marijuana are from the same plant … read more

Billion Dollar Crop: Cannabis Sativa

Posted by MASOOD AHMAD Daily staff on January 07, 2021

It was first used medicinally around 400 A.D. This plant contains over 500 identified chemicals and 100 of them are classified as cannabinoids which are psychoactive and non-psychoactive as well. Among these cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is psychoactive however, less than 0.3% concentration of THC is non-narcotic as well … read more

Industry Talk New reports provide key insights for apparel and textiles

Posted by Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear Daily staff on January 06, 2021

A new series of industry reports, for sale on our sister site Innovation in Textiles, highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the textiles and apparel industries as they enter 2021, and take a close look at the opportunities available to and the threats faced by the sector amidst the current pandemic … read more

Hemp firm plans research center in Lebanon

Posted by Gus Pearcy | CNHI News Indiana Daily staff on January 06, 2021

A Carmel-based hemp research and development company is moving to Lebanon. Agrozen Life Sciences has purchased 4 acres of land on Ransdell Road to expand its new testing division and a research and development cultivation center … read more

Hemp ‘viable’ in Bahamas, but cross-pollination is a worry

Posted by HEMPTODAY Daily staff on January 06, 2021

Cannabis officials in The Bahamas say they still back hemp, but the commonwealth’s fortunes in the sector will depend on strategies to separate hemp and marijuana fields to avoid cross pollination. At the same time, Bahamas National Marijuana Commission (BNMC) Co-Chair Quinn McCartney cautioned that hemp may not be the gold mine some in the islands have suggested … read more

Global efforts to reduce plastics pollution could make way for alternatives like hemp

Posted by Hemp Industry Daily staff on January 06, 2021

Hemp entrepreneurs are starting the new year looking to play a role in global efforts to reduce plastic pollution.Canada has rolled out a list of single-use plastics that will be banned in the country by the end of 2021. Restrictions on single-use plastics include straws, coffee stirrers, drink rings, plastic cutlery, take-out food containers and plastic shopping bags … read more

Hemp oil vs CBD oil

Posted by RJ Frometa Daily staff on December 31, 2020

With thousands of CBD brands currently on the market, it can be difficult to discern which products are of good quality and worth your money … read more

Hemp Bast Fiber Market Projected to Witness Vigorous Expansion by 2027 | HempFlax, Cavac Biomateriaux, Dunagro, American Hemp

Posted by Sam Evans Daily staff on December 31, 2020

The global analytical report on the global Hemp Bast Fiber Market has newly added by Global Market Vision to its extensive repository. The demand for the global Hemp Bast Fiber market is expected to grow in the forecast period … read more

AMERICAN HEMP FARMER ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES IN THE CANNABIS TRADE, REVIEWED

Posted by Simon Cocking Daily staff on December 31, 2020

The inside story of the world’s most fascinating and lucrative crop from gonzo journalist–turned–hemp farmer Doug Fine … read more

Hemp Bast Fiber Market Share, Overview, Trends And Covid-19 Analysis, Forecast To 2027 – Report By Global Market Vision

Posted by globalmarketvisions Daily staff on December 31, 2020

The Global Hemp Bast Fiber Market Research Report Forecast 2020-2027 provides the industry overview along with the growth analysis, historical and projected estimations, revenue, and supply data (as applicable) … read more

Switzerland Eases Hemp Seed Rules

Posted by Terry Lassitenaz Daily staff on December 31, 2020

From the beginning of 2021, hemp will no longer be subject to Switzerland’s agricultural seed legislation. In Switzerland, only quality- and identity-assured seeds from performance-tested plant varieties are made available for agricultural purposes for important crops … read more

Vermont Hemp Store, Local Farms Join Forces

Posted by Erin Scollans Daily staff on December 31, 2020

Scott Sparks is no stranger to working closely with members of his local community. Before he was the owner of Vermont Hempicurean in Brattleboro, he had a lengthy career in the food service industry and food sales … read more

60,000-square-foot hemp processing plant opens in Montgomery

Posted by Brad Harper Daily staff on December 30, 2020

A former steam plant on the outskirts of Montgomery that once powered America’s first municipal trolley system may be about to power a new American trend: the rise of the nation’s industrial hemp business? … read more

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service Grants $200K to Hemp Council

Posted by Vanessa Fleur Daily staff on December 30, 2020

The National Industrial Hemp Council announced in November that it earned $200,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Affairs (USDA) Market Access Program (MAP) to promote the growth of the export market for industrial hemp … read more

Hemp Fiber Market Size, Share, Growth Trends, Revenue, Top Companies, Regional Outlook, and Forecast, 2020-2027

Posted by Jess Bolton Daily staff on December 30, 2020

New Jersey, United States,- The report, titled “Hemp Fiber Market Research Report” is based on the extensive analysis of analysts and contains detailed information on the global market area … read more

The Benefits of Using Hemp in the Construction and Textile Industries

Posted by Javier Hasse Daily staff on December 30, 2020

Ever since the cannabis legalization process began to gain global momentum, much has been said about its medicinal and therapeutic potential, as well as the huge market that awaits behind the doors of adult-use regulation … read more

21 predictions for 2021: Insiders handicap what's ahead for the hemp sector

Posted by Hemp Industry Daily staff on December 23, 2020

Who could have predicted what 2020 would bring to the hemp industry? … read more

Interest in Hemp Fiber Rising as Farmers Look to 2021

Posted by Connected Communications on December 21, 2020

In 2020, cannabinoid production undoubtedly continued to steal the hemp show. According to a recent survey by market analytics firm Hemp Benchmarks, nearly 90% of growers opted to cultivate hemp either for cannabidiol (CBD) or cannabigerol (CBG). … read more

Another Push To Raise Hemp THC Limit In The USA

Posted by Terry Lassitenaz on December 21, 2020

U.S. Senator Rand Paul has introduced the Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan (H.E.M.P) Act of 2020 that seeks to significantly boost the maximum THC limit of hemp. … read more

Senator Rand Paul’s New Bill Would Ease Constraints On Hemp Industry

Posted by Pick on December 20, 2020

This is a significant piece of legislation that signals vast support for the nascent, but expanding industrial hemp industry in the U.S. Senate, which at present contains a Republican majority. … read more

Next wave of hemp: S.C. State 1890 out front to boost emerging market

Posted by T&D on December 20, 2020

In an effort to educate and champion the hemp industry’s growing impact in the state, South Carolina State University 1890 Research & Extension held the Next Wave of Hemp webinar on Dec. … read more

Hemp acreage down in S.C. for 2020

Posted by GENE ZALESKI T&D on December 20, 2020

Hemp was grown for the third straight year in Orangeburg County in 2020 and for the first time there was no cap on the number of growers or acres that could be grown of the crop. … read more

Hemp Fiber and Seed Industry Market | Business Outlook with COVID-19 Scenario

Posted by Reportocean on December 20, 2020

Report Ocean has published the latest and most trending report on Hemp Fiber and Seed Industry Market. This report offers energetic visions to conclude and market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. … read more

Hemp acreage down in S.C. for 2020

Posted by Connected Communications on December 17, 2020

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, December 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Hempliance Inc. announces the launch of Version 3.0 with advanced functionality that hemp growers want: built-in QR codes for tracking GPS location and crop details … read more
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