ADAI Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Industrial Hemp Program

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

MONTGOMERY, AL (ADAI-Oct. 10, 2019) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) is now accepting hemp applications from eligible growers, processors/handlers, and universities. The application period began October 7, 2019, and the final day to apply is November 14, 2019. In 2016, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama …


THC Testing Still a Challenge for Hemp Farmers

Dan Hemp

(NAFB) — The hype over hemp sparked a rush of enthusiasm from farmers looking to add it to their crop rotations after it was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill. Stuck in a declining farm economy, Politico says hemp offers a new source of income for farmers who’ve been hit from all sides by a trade war with China, a …


Alabama Industrial Hemp Program Registration Opens in October

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Industry News Release

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL (ACES-Sept. 25, 2019) — Registration for the 2020 Alabama Industrial Hemp Program opens Oct 7. Growers, processors, handlers and universities will have until Nov. 14 to submit applications. Documentation Required Dennis Delaney, team leader for Alabama Extension’s Hemp Action Team, said it is important applicants submit all required documentation as well the application fee. “Everyone must submit …

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2020 Alabama Hemp Program Update

Dan Alabama, Hemp, Industry News Release

MONTGOMERY, AL (ADAI-September 17, 2019) – The Alabama Hemp program launched in the beginning of 2019, after the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e. Farm Bill) declassified hemp as a schedule 1 drug and deemed hemp as an agriculture commodity.  This legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant containing less than 0.3% THC, including derivatives, extracts, and cannabinoids. …


Florida Eyes Washington on Hemp Rules

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release, Legislative

TALLAHASSEE, FL (NSF-September 17, 2019) — Florida farmers might not be held back from planting hemp next year even if the federal government has not signed off on long-awaited rule changes. Holly Bell, Florida’s director of cannabis, told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday that, if all goes well, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ permitting for hemp …

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Hemp Production and Processing Rules Expected in September

Dan Hemp, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The USDA is expected to issue new rules for growing and testing hemp sometime next month. Capital Press reports that has farmers feeling anxious about establishing consistent standards for producing the booming crop. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon tells the Capital Press that he expects the USDA to issue those regulations sometimes within the next two to four …


Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage Available for 2020

Dan Hemp, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(NAFB) — Certain industrial hemp growers will be able to obtain insurance coverage under the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection program for crop year 2020. The Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency Tuesday announced coverage for hemp grown for fiber, flower or seeds. The coverage will be available to producers who are in areas covered by USDA-approved hemp plans or who are …


Hemp Industry Association of Florida Begins Statewide Road Tour

Dan Florida, Hemp

Times are very busy in hemp industry circles these days, particularly in Florida where companies and investor groups are positioning themselves for what many see as a viable new agricultural crop alternative for Florida farmers. We finally caught up with a very busy David Hasenauer in recent days. Hasenauer is president of the new Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF), …