Business & Management

Columbia Basin Bioscience Awarded ASTM Certification

Oregon-based hemp producer Columbia Basin Bioscience (CBB) has become the first extraction facility to be certified by ASTM's CANNQ/HEMPQ Certification Program, a program receiving input from state Attorneys General and law enforcement. ASTM International's CANNQ/HEMPQ... more »

Phylos to Provide 1 Million Hemp Seeds to BIPOC Farmers

Phylos, a modern crop science company developing advanced cannabis and hemp genetics, has committed to supplying 1 million stable and reliable hemp seeds to BIPOC farmers without capital investment. The first round of recipients were... more »

Applications Open for Minnesota’s 2022 Industrial Hemp Program

Online applications are now open for anyone wishing to grow or process hemp in Minnesota in 2022. A license from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is required for individuals and businesses. Applications must be... more »

Idaho’s State Hemp Plan Approved

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s approval of the Idaho State Hemp Plan. Under this plan, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) will begin licensing hemp producers and handlers under Idaho Code and the 2018... more »

USDA NASS Uniquely Positioned to Conduct Hemp Survey

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began collecting data in mid-October for its first-ever Hemp Acreage and Production Survey. Hemp is a commodity that can be used for numerous industrial and horticultural purposes, including fabric,... more »

National Industrial Hemp Council Names New CEO

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) Board of Directors has named Patrick Atagi as president and CEO of the hemp industry's only Washington, D.C.-based trade association. The NIHC continues to grow with new staff and... more »

Trade Association Names Cannabis, Hemp ‘Captain of Industry’

The American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) has named Columbia Care CEO Nicholas Vita as the "Captain of Industry." Each year during the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, the association’s Board of Directors... more »

Michigan Hemp Farmers Encouraged to Participate in Federal Survey

The U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) mailed its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey to 20,500 producers across the nation. The hemp survey will collect information on the total planted and... more »

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