International biocontrols producer purchases California insectary to build grower support throughout North America

A global biological controls company has purchased a Redding, California-based insectary that specializes in raising beneficial and predatory insects used for natural crop protection and pest control. International biocontrols producer purchases California insectary to build grower support throughout North America is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

USDA offers new and expanded hemp crop insurance options

Federal agriculture officials announced additional coverage options through the pilot Multi-Peril Crop Insurance plan on Monday, allowing hemp producers more options for protecting their crops in the 2021 crop year. USDA offers new and expanded hemp crop insurance options is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

8 takeaways from FDA’s conference on CBD and gender

Want to learn more about the FDA’s next steps on CBD regulations? Don’t miss the Hemp Industry Daily Forum at MJBizCon 2020, presented live Nov. 30 and available on demand. CBD businesses looking for regulatory clues from U.S. food and drug regulators were watching closely in mid-November, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reassured […]

Iowa hemp farmers saw 13% of fields test hot in state’s first year of production

Iowa’s first hemp harvest in 2020 was successful for some farmers but devastating for others. According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture, farmers in the state planted hemp on about 680 acres this year, hoping to cash in on the burgeoning hemp-derived CBD market. Prior to harvest, the state agriculture department performed 119 initial tests […]

FDA details challenges, research gaps in regulating cannabis-derived products

Federal food and drug regulators this week highlighted the challenges they’re facing in regulating CBD and other cannabis-derived products, emphasizing the knowledge gaps that still exist due to a continued lack of data regarding the science of CBD and other cannabinoids. Kaveeta Vasisht, director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health and associate commissioner for […]

FBI raid of Navajo Nation destroys 250,000 illegal cannabis plants posed as hemp

A three-day FBI raid of 21 farms in the Shiprock area of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico destroyed more than a quarter-million marijuana plants that were allegedly grown illegally as unlicensed hemp. The raids by U.S., state and tribal law enforcement authorities started on Nov. 9 and involved more than 1,100 makeshift greenhouses, according […]

As FDA reviews CBD implications for women, industry watches anxiously

The hemp and CBD industry will be watching closely this week to find out whether federal regulators seem inclined to require warning labels for pregnant or nursing women on CBD products, or to mandate gender-specific dosing levels. That’s because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health will be leading discussions about “CBD […]

Horticulture experts scramble to simplify light-period considerations for hemp

Light and day length are more important to hemp production than farmers might realize, but cannabis producers have little guidance from traditional horticultural research to maximize production. A new tool aims to help growers understand how they can make a horticultural concept called photoperiodism pay off in crop consistency and yield. Released just last month, […]

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