Business & Management

Oregon Department of Agriculture Receives Approval on Plan to Regulate Hemp Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) plan to regulate hemp production statewide. The approval allows the state through ODA to continue as the primary regulator of hemp production... more »

New Services Added to Colorado’s Hemp Online Portal

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) together with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) have released an update to the Hemp Online Portal (HOP), which allows Colorado’s hemp industry to access online tools necessary... more »

North Carolina Hemp Growers Now Licensed Through USDA

As of Jan. 1, 2022 all hemp growers in North Carolina must be licensed through the USDA National Hemp Program. The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, which was overseen by the NC Department of... more »

New York Ag Department Now Accepting Hemp Grower Applications Under New Plan

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Hemp Program Plan was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, all states interested in administering... more »

Alabama Ag Department Hosts Hemp Licensee Orientation in January

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to host five hemp licensee orientation meetings throughout the state. Licensed growers, processor/handlers and universities are all welcomed, but... more »

How Dutch Heritage Gardens Expanded into the Hemp Market

Back in 2014, Aaron Van Wingerden of Dutch Heritage Gardens decided to take the plunge into the marijuana market. He applied for a license and created a new company with two brothers in Colorado Springs... more »

Vermont Hemp Production Plan Approved By USDA

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ (VAAFM) Hemp Program received approval from the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of the Vermont Domestic Hemp Production plan. The approved... more »

Delta Agriculture President Named Co-Chair of NIHC Committee

Delta Agriculture president Graham Owens has been named co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC). Rick Fox, CEO and founder of Meristem Farms, remains as co-chair and... more »

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