Hemp Industry Daily seeks industry input for annual business survey

Hemp Industry Daily has launched its second annual survey of hemp industry executives and investors, an undertaking that’s intended to help the Colorado-based company provide key market, financial and operational data for businesses and entrepreneurs. Owners, founders and executives of hemp operations – from growers and processors to retailers, as well as investors funding hemp […]

MI creates emergency hemp testing rules while states await USDA direction

Michigan regulators have adopted rules that create testing standards for farmers’ first crop of industrial hemp. A pilot program was launched this year allowing for the growing and processing of hemp in the state. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced emergency rules that establish sampling and analytical testing methods for measuring […]

Beyond the Dispensary: 5 strategies CBD brands use to make deals with mainstream retailers

(First in an occasional series on the challenges and opportunities faced by CBD companies in getting their products to market.) Mainstream retailers are contributing to the validation of the CBD category as national store chains continue to join the movement, driven by consumer demand and interest. The trend snowballed when national pharmacy chain CVS announced […]

Chinese tariffs having minimal effects on U.S. hemp industry, experts say

Most American farmers are in full-fledged panic mode following news that companies in China have suspended use of U.S. agricultural products in response to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese goods. But the nascent U.S. hemp industry shouldn’t worry, economists and trade experts told Hemp Industry Daily. A $5.9 billion market, China is […]

No Wyoming hemp cultivation in 2019, but THC testing close, governor says

Though Wyoming farmers can’t yet grow hemp, the state says its lab to test the crop for THC is almost ready. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and the state Department of Agriculture sent an update this week to would-be hemp farmers reminding them that production remains illegal until federal agriculture authorities set national rules, then approve Wyoming’s […]

US hempseed supply to be stored in New York repository

Work has begun on creating the nation’s only hempseed bank in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The Industrial Hemp Germplasm Repository will be established at Cornell University’s agricultural research facility in Geneva. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York announced the launch of the new facility, saying he worked to secure $500,000 in […]

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