Business & Management

Finding your position in the hemp industry

Five years ago, Stacy McCaskill was a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director at a local, ag-focused community college in Illinois when hemp really started to enter the conversation. Working with Rachel Berry, founder of... more »

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Hemp Applications Open in Kentucky

The window to apply for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) 2023 hemp licensing program is now open. During last year’s application period, KDA licensed 240 hemp growers to cultivate up to 5,530 acres and... more »

Alabama Accepting 2023 Applications for Growing, Processing Hemp

Alabama hemp growers, processors/handlers and universities may now apply for an industrial hemp license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). Applications will only be accepted online through the Kelly Registration System (KRS).... more »

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ACS Laboratory Launches National Hemp Compliance Testing

Hemp and cannabis testing facility ACS Laboratory has announced the National Hemp Testing Panel – the most comprehensive national hemp testing panel in the industry. One year after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)... more »

Texas Ban on Smokable Hemp Processing Upheld

The Texas Supreme Court has sustained that smokable hemp can not be manufactured or processed within the state. In an opinion on June 24, Judge Jeffrey Boyd wrote: "Considering the long history of the state’s... more »

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North Carolina Makes Hemp Permanently Legal

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently signed into law Senate Bill 455, which permanently excludes hemp from the state controlled substances act. This signature came at the last minute on June 30, one day before... more »

Deadline Set for Licenses for Iowa Hemp Growers

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is encouraging Iowans to apply for or renew their hemp licenses for the 2022 growing season. Applications are available online through the state's hemp licensing portal. The... more »

Hemp Research Foundation Created

To advance science supporting a sustainable hemp industry, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is committing up to $2.5 million to establish the Hemp Research Consortium, a public-private partnership bringing together research-intensive and land grant... more »

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