Business & Management

Hemp, Inc. Acquires Manufacturer of Hemp Products

Hemp Inc., has acquired a significant manufacturer and co-packer, Ferris Holding Inc., headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hemp Inc.’s all-stock acquisition of Ferris will provide cost savings and increased revenue of products developed, manufactured and... more »

CDFA Announces Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Vacancies

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Pest Exclusion Branch is announcing five midterm vacancies on the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board (IHAB). The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Board was... more »

USDA to Conduct Hemp Acreage and Production Survey

This October, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will mail its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey. The survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production, and value of hemp in... more »

USDA to Help Cover Organic Certification Costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced funds available to help cover organic certification costs for organic farmers and handlers. "Producers can be reimbursed for expenses made between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021,... more »

Ziese Farms, Rodale Institute Launch Hemp Food Research

Ziese Farms has entered a hemp research partnership and patent licensing agreement with the Rodale Institute, a non-profit supporting research on organic farming. Ziese Farms is a hemp food company that has achieved the first... more »

Industrial Hemp Grower Compliance Inspections Begin in Michigan

The Plant Health section of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division (PPPM) has started to conduct industrial hemp grower inspections for 2021 in accordance with Public... more »

National Industrial Hemp Council Outlines Growth Of Hemp Export Market

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) estimates that U.S. export of hemp and hemp-derivative products exceeded $1.8 billion in 2020, up from $310 million in 2019. Despite the challenges of the pandemic and regulatory uncertainty... more »

Clemson Research Seeks To Make Industrial Hemp More Profitable For Growers

More South Carolina farmers are applying for permits to grow industrial hemp and Clemson University researchers believe applying best management practices can result in higher quality and increase profits. Brian Ward, an organic vegetable specialist... more »

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