Fruit, vegetable giant latest to join smokable hemp industry

A major fruit and vegetable processor is entering the market for smokable hemp flower, converting a former pear and apple cannery in Washington state to hemp drying. Seneca Foods, a Nasdaq-listed (SENEA) company that processes fruits and vegetables from more than 2,000 farms across the U.S., said it has acquired a 49% stake in CraftAg, a […]

Pennsylvania hemp processor closes operations, citing falling hemp, CBD prices

A major hemp processor based in Pittsburgh has folded, following the collapse of hemp and CBD market prices. Commonwealth Alternative Medicinal Options (CAMO) closed its 45,000-square-foot CBD processing facility on Monday, leaving a hole in the local supply chain, according to The Tribune-Review. Pennsylvania licensed 324 hemp farmers, who produced the crop on 4,000 acres […]

Agribusiness giant Syngenta adds hemp to its lobbying efforts

Another Big Agriculture company has acknowledged engaging in lobbying activity on behalf of industrial hemp. Syngenta AG, a major player in global agriculture with agronomic interests from plant breeding to crop protection, said it is monitoring industrial hemp regulations. Company officials say they are especially interested in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granting registrations for […]

Tell Congress Not To Allow Trump To Roll Back Medical Marijuana Protections

It’s been three years and counting but President Trump is once again threatening to derail the progress we’ve made in reforming marijuana laws across this country. The latest offense is his recently released 2021 federal budget proposes slashing all legal protection for state medical marijuana programs and potentially jeopardizing the patients that rely on them.

How coronavirus in China could be a boon for US hemp producers

The coronavirus outbreak in China likely will benefit American hemp companies that compete with Chinese suppliers on the global and domestic markets. Trade tensions between the United States and China previously caused disruptions in the cannabis supply chain. And this newest issue underscores the vulnerabilities in the global marketplace that vape and other cannabis and […]

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