Hemp License Applications Now Open In Idaho

This was the first week growers in Idaho could apply for a license to grow hemp. The Gem State recently had its Hemp Plan approved by the USDA. While Idaho may have been one of the last states to come up with a Hemp Plan, Chanel Tewalt with the Idaho state Department of Agriculture said […]

Merkley: Legislation Will Benefit Family Farms, Rural Housing, More

Earlier this week, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley rolled out legislation he said will provide millions of dollars in investments for the farm community across the state and beyond. Merkley, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, says the spending bill will cover a wide variety of Ag, housing food assistance and rural […]

USDA Reopens Hemp Comment Period

The USDA has reopened the comment period for domestic hemp production under the interim final rule. “Last October, we published the interim final rules for the production of hemp,” noted Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator, Bruce Summers. “And when we did that we said that we would get stakeholders an additional opportunity comments on their experience […]

OSU Receives Grant To Explore Hemp Genomics

The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials.  In a statement the university said the gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon […]