Hemp Farmers Taking Education To The Local Level

Increasing consumer education of industrial hemp and the many potential products that can be derived from it. Several supporters of hemp say that will be a major part of the creation of demand for their commodity and building their industry. One of those is Bill Cook with the Missouri Hemp Association, which is taking consumer […]

Idaho Looking To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Idaho lawmakers are looking at legislation that would regulate a hemp industry in the Gem State.  Senate Bill 1345 would lay the ground work for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to develop a state plan for regulating industrial hemp for food fiber and more.  Reporter Riley Haun said the legislation would need to change […]

Hemp/CBD Connex Allows Growers To Get Information From the “Horse’s Mouth”

The 6th annual Hemp/CBD Connex event runs Wednesday and Thursday at the Portland Expo Center.  The event will include industry experts from Washington, Oregon and the USDA talking about the hemp industry now, and how that industry may evolve into the future.  This year’s event will include over 30 sessions conducted by industrial professionals as […]

Looking At Growing Hemp? You May Want To Slow Down

When hemp became legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, there was a lot of buzz in farm country about what that would look like as an everyday crop, and who would grow it.  It’s not just farmers that are curious about the newly legal commodity, many in the Ag banking sector are watching hemp very […]

Port Of Quincy To Host January Industrial Hemp Summit

In an effort to teach local growers, and potential processes the ins and outs of the hemp industry, the Port of Quincy will host an Industrial Hemp Summit.  The January 8th Summit will focus on the status of the industry in Washington, and direction for the future.  Speakers from the Washington state Department of Agriculture, […]

Supporter Says Farm Bill Opens Up Hemp Possibilities

The 2018 Farm Bill contains language that legalizes industrial hemp production, which one supporter believes will open several economic opportunities for producers.  Michael Bowman of the National Hemp Association said with industrial hemp separate and separated from marijuana in the controlled substance act, opportunities should expand for already existing industries such as clothing and textiles. […]