Senate Agriculture Committee to Address Industrial Hemp Production


Members of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will hear expert testimony next week regarding the production of industrial hemp and hemp-derived products. FDA GOVERNMENT agriculture CBD hemp Senate usda

National Agricultural Law Center Presents Free Webinar, “regulatory landscape for industrial hemp”

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Rusty Rumley, senior staff attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center, will outline the current regulatory landscape for industrial hemp in a Sept. State departments of agriculture and tribal governments are currently waiting on regulations from the U.S.

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Australia: Agriculture Victoria Grants Industrial Hemp Licences

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Agriculture Victoria defines low-THC cannabis as: “. Source: Agriculture Victoria Grants Industrial Hemp Licences. Murray River Organics (ASX:MRG) and Althea Group Holdings Limited (ASX:AGH) announced yesterday both had been granted hemp cultivation licences by the Victorian Government.(Australia).

Avoid Hemp Litigation with a Real Agricultural Production Contract

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What is an Agricultural Production Contract (“APC”)? Broadly speaking an APC is an agreement between producers and contractors for a specific agricultural commodity. An APC is one of several ways in which the marketplace handles the purchase and sale of agricultural commodities.

Florida Legislature Approves Bill to Establish Agricultural Hemp Program

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Florida’s full legislature has passed a bill to establish a program for hemp as an agricultural commodity. Today is an exciting, historic and bipartisan day for our agriculture community,” said Senator Rob Bradley (R). Agriculture Department for approval. “It

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Announces State Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee

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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced Monday a new Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, which she says will collaborate with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to help improve the state’s medical marijuana policies.

CO Dept of Agriculture: Licenses, Registration & Renewals Update

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As a courtesy to our Registrants we want to send a reminder to send in your application well in advance of your expiration date should you choose to re-register your land area when your current registration expires. . .

We’re Not In a Rush With Hemp Says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

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You’re correct in there’s a lot of excitement and interest,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who asked about the department’s timeline for implementing hemp legalization provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. “It’s

Louisiana Hemp Bill Gets Through Senate Agriculture Committee But Is Top Heavy With Regulations

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Here’s the introduction to the report… The measure involves a “tremendous amount” of regulations, said Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, a supporter of the effort. We’ve all seen this story before and the key quote is.

CANNAVAL to Educate and Empower: Agriculture Commissioner Nominee Positive T.A. Nelson Welcomes Cannabis Education and Exhibitors to the US Virgin Islands

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Virgin Islands, Agriculture Commissioner nominee Positive T.A. The post CANNAVAL to Educate and Empower: Agriculture Commissioner Nominee Positive T.A. Pot Network joins CANNAVAL as Media Partner; Munch & Co named Event Producers.

Montana Department of Agriculture seeking applicants for the Montana Hemp Advisory Committee

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The Montana Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants for a Montana Hemp Advisory Committee after hemp growers unanimously supported the committee’s formation during two public meetings. Montana Department of Agriculture.

Florida: Fried, Agriculture Commissioner of Florida, Says In Press Conference State’s Farmers Could Be Planting Hemp By Fall

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She believed a finalized set of rules would be ready for review in mid-July, then submitted to federal agriculture officials for approval. Fried told a news conference that her office expects some changes following public feedback, but was optimistic planting wasn’t too far off.

Ugandan State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibanzanga Says Govt To Develop Strong Guidelines For Growing Cannabis In The Country

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State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibanzanga has told Journalists in Kampala that Uganda is committed to grant Licenses to companies but government needs to come up with strong guidelines to regulate the activity because of its sensitivity. East African Business Week reports.

Hemp Farmers In Massachusetts Worried About Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Guidance on CBD product Sales In The State

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I have a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) under its Interim Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Policy. An Act expanding agriculture preservation restrictions for hemp cultivation. Here’s the guidance. Source: [link].

Agriculture department offers to let LSU expand marijuana production as regulatory process plays out


Louisiana’s state agriculture department on Thursday offered to give LSU permission to expand its medical marijuana-growing operations if its contractor meets certain conditions related to the regulatory process.

Press Release: Heilongjiang People’s Govt & Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (HAAS) and CECMOL-HCC to hold China International Hemp Industry Forum in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province July 3-4,2019.

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With the theme of “Drive, Exchange and Development”, Heilongjiang People’s Government joins hands with Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (HAAS) and CECMOL-HCC to hold China International Hemp Industry Forum in Harbin , Heilongjiang Province during July 3-4,2019.

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program the core issue in Agriculture Commissioner race


BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s agriculture and forestry commissioner has drawn his first announced challenger for the fall election, an opponent slamming his management of medical marijuana. Greer is a Democrat from Natchitoches (NAK’-a-dish) Parish and a farmer who worked in the Department of Agriculture and Forestry for 20 years before retiring in 2013.

Santa Barbara County Writes Open Letter To Residents “We recognize that there are significant tensions among residents, cannabis growers, and some elements of other agricultural industries”

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recognize that there are significant tensions among residents, cannabis growers, and some elements of other agricultural industries. percent agricultural and forest land, and 3.5 Here’s the letter in full. By the County of Santa Barbara. May 31, 2019.

the Senate Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee will meet. HB 491 is the only bill on the agenda.


URGENT: This morning (Tuesday) 05.21.19, at 10a CST in Room C of the Senate, the Senate Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee will meet. HB 491 is the only bill on the agenda. Supporters, Friends and Allies- . We need your assistance on one of the most important Cannabis -related bills of the 2019 LA Legislative Session, HB 491. We’ve come to you before on this bill and your responsive effort absolutely made the difference.

CBD in the Spotlight at SXSW, Despite Legal Gray Area


Experts say the cannabinoid’s future is dependent upon research, legal clarity, and sorting out hemp's place in agriculture. The post CBD in the Spotlight at SXSW, Despite Legal Gray Area appeared first on Leafly. Industry cannabidiol cbd SXSW texas

Louisiana lawmakers say no to emergency rules for medical cannabis growers

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Chair Clay Schexnayder said Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain shouldn’t have used an emergency process, saying the rules didn’t meet the criteria.

Inside the Research Grow Operation With Rx Green Technologies


Build a licensed grow op in Colorado that doubles as an R&D facility for their agricultural products. Conducting research on cannabis cultivation can be tough. The solution for Rx Green Technologies?

In Case You Missed It: Recent Federal Developments Signal Forthcoming Hemp-Industry Guidance

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On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing before federal regulatory agencies in the agriculture, public health and pesticides space concerning efforts to implement the legalization of hemp.

Medical Cannabis Could Reach Louisiana Pharmacies Next Week


Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said that if the product collected Monday is free of contaminants, medical cannabis could reach patients early next week.

Coming this August: USDA to Release Hemp Regulations

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The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Monday that it is aiming to release its “Interim Final Rule” for the establishment of a domestic hemp production program in August of 2019. This action is required to implement provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill).”. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq.

Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week


Qualified patients are anticipated to finally begin accessing medical cannabis products next week, according to a statement issued by regulators at the state’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF).

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Oxford Academic Publish: Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence

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The Agricultural Act of 2014 allowed for federally funded research on hemp for the first time since 1937. hemp agriculture through the lens of path dependency. Industrial hemp , agricultural economics , institutional economics , path dependence. Here’s the Abstract.

RXGreen Supports Cannabis Cultivators by Getting Their Hands Dirty


Solving tough cannabis cultivation problems is all in a day’s work for Shara Ross, an agricultural expert who travels the US consulting on cannabis grows for RXGreen Technologies.

First Hemp Guidance Issued by the USDA

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Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) Agricultural Marketing Service (“AMS”) released the first guidance regarding the implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”). By: Nabil Rodriguez, J.D.*. On 4/19/19 the U.S. The AMS guidance document “Importation of Hemp Seeds” discusses certain requirements for hemp seeds to be safely imported into the United States from Canada and other countries.

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Kansas Gov Signs Off On State ‘Commercial Industrial Hemp Program.’

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The Commercial Industrial Hemp Program represents a significant step forward for our agricultural economy. Now the bill requires the Kansas Department of Agriculture to work with the governor and attorney general to create a plan for how the state monitors and regulates the production of hemp.

Hemp Industry Daily: US Senate calls for hemp answers from White House

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Senators have called for regulators who oversee agriculture, public health and pesticides to appear July 25 before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Here’s the introduction to their report.

Hemp rules delayed and insurance could take years, US senators told in key update

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Department of Agriculture (USDA) told U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry during a hearing Thursday. Nationwide hemp rules won’t be available until this fall, though still in time for the 2020 growing season, the U.S.

UNB researcher receives grant to explore medical potential of cannabis

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Yang Qu says: Cannabis is rapidly being transformed from an underground species into an industrial crop that awaits medical and agricultural development.

Hawaii Says It Has Destroyed 18 Hemp Crops Due To High Levels of THC

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The state Department of Agriculture granted waivers to four crops that tested slightly above the limit, allowing the plants to be used as hemp.

Nation’s First Industrial Hemp Seed Bank Planned for New York

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The Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS) will oversee the development and will co-locate at Cornell AgriTech. By: Kristin Jordan , Senior Counsel.

MJ Biz Article: California Marijuana Notebook: Life looking good for Santa Barbara cannabis operators

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Despite setbacks and hurdles, the longtime agricultural community in Santa Barbara embraced the marijuana industry. North of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County, the “green rush” atmosphere is alive and well.

Hemp-Derived CBD Now Allowed On Flights By TSA


TSA clarifies that the CBD products must be hemp-derived “under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.” TSA ( Transportation Security Administration ) now allows CBD (Cannabidiol) in airports and on flights.

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Myanmar Home Ministry says they agree amending hemp farming law

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House of Representatives (lower house) Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development Affairs Committee Chairman Yan Linn said that they have consent from the Home Ministry to amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law to allow strains of cannabis for industrial hemp farming.

California Hemp Cultivation Law is About to Change, Again

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But if SB-153 is passed, it’ll add a brand new definition of “industrial hemp” to the Food & Agriculture Code, as follows: “Industrial hemp” means an agricultural product, whether growing or not, that is limited to types of the plant Cannabis sativa L.

Not as much happening in Columbia as you might think. MJ Biz has special report

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As of May 2019 , only four companies had fully registered cultivars with the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA): Medcann. The report reveals. Clever Leaves. FCM Global. Santa Marta Golden Hemp, which is 60% owned by the Canadian biotech company Avicanna. Read the full report at.