USDA will send first hemp acreage and production survey in October

Hemp farmers should check their mailboxes in October for the first hemp survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will mail its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey seeking information about total planted and harvested hemp acreage as well as yield, production and crop value, the USDA announced Friday. […]

Prepping hemp for extraction can make a big difference

(This is the latest installment in an ongoing series offering tips and advice for marijuana and hemp extractors. The previous installment is available here.) The best cannabis is dried and cured for flower, while the rest heads for extraction, right? Not anymore. Cannabis extractors say that gone are the days of blasting low-quality trim with […]

Pandemic pet boom drives CBD animal sector to new highs

All those pandemic puppies must be as anxious as the rest of us. The market for companion-animal CBD products is taking off, a sales boom manufacturers say is driven by COVID-19 shutdowns and increased availability of pet CBD products. Chicago-based Market analytics giant NielsenIQ, which tracks sales of hemp-derived CBD, has dramatically ratcheted up its […]

US Department of Energy funds hemp insulation research

The U.S. Department of Energy has designated hemp-fiber insulation a “game-changing” technology worth investing in, sponsoring a hemp executive to develop the sector over the next two years. Tommy Gibbons, COO of Ketchum, Idaho-based Hempitecture, will get a $90,000 annual stipend and up to $200,000 for research and development on hemp insulation through the Energy […]

Hawaii bans smokable hemp, CBD drinks and gummies

CBD gummies and drinks and smokable hemp are off-limits in Hawaii under new rules adopted earlier this month. The interim rules limits hemp-extract sales to: Tinctures. Tablets. Capsules. Powders. Topicals. Hawaii authorized hemp production in 2019 but ended its industrial hemp pilot program last year, when it had an estimated 57 growers. Hawaii is one […]

1 2 3 4 5 6 168
Right Menu Icon