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Georgia Hemp Production Update

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We are hearing more and more about hemp production and what is taking place in various states. In Georgia, the “Hemp Farming Act” requires the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to promulgate rules regulating hemp growers and processors in the state and submit its plan to USDA for approval. According to the GDA, they are currently in the process of …

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Alabama Hemp Pilot Program Underway

Dan Alabama, Hemp

Back in April, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) announced they had licensed 152 growers, 59 processors, and 5 universities to grow, cultivate, process, and research industrial hemp. This effort came after a 2018 federal law legalized industrial hemp as an agricultural product. ADAI Deputy Commissioner Hassey Brooks, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman their pilot hemp program is …

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Florida Governor Signs Hemp Bill

Dan Florida, Hemp, Legislative

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been busy signing various bills the past few days, one of those being SB 1020. This bill creates the state hemp program that will be administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The program will regulate cultivation of hemp, addressing issues such as the licensing of growers. According to the News Service …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on Florida Hemp Bill Signed Into Law

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – SB 1020, the state hemp legislation was signed into law. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement: “Tonight’s hemp bill signing marks a transformation in Florida, and a critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future, and expanding access to safe, quality CBD …

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Final Hemp Rulemaking Workshop Held in North Florida

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials to host the third public hemp rulemaking workshop at the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee. Today’s workshop was the third and final in a series of three events which took place in South, Central, and North Florida designed to ensure anyone interested in …

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Second Hemp Rulemaking Workshop Held in Central Florida

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tampa, Fla. (FDACS) — Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials to host the second public hemp rulemaking workshop at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “The goal of these workshops is to hear from the public on the coming state hemp program — to create a successful and inclusive program, it’s essential …

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Commissioner Fried Hosts First Hemp Rulemaking Workshop in South Florida

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Pembroke Pines, Fla. (FDACS) –Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials to host the first public hemp rulemaking workshop at Broward College in Pembroke Pines. “The upcoming state hemp program marks a new industrial revolution — after eighty years of stalled progress, we can finally put hemp to work for farmers, entrepreneurs, …

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Commissioner Fried Statement to Congress on Cannabis Industry & Small Businesses

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – The U.S. House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on opportunities for small businesses within the cannabis industry. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried submitted a statement to committee chairwoman U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez for entry into the Congressional Record. Below is the statement in full, which can also be viewed on Twitter. Statement of the Honorable Nicole “Nikki” FriedU.S. House Committee …