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Northey on Domestic Hemp Production Program

Dan Hemp

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey has more details about the new program. An interim final rule formalizing the program has been published in the Federal Register, and …

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Georgia Composing Plan to Comply with Federal and State Hemp Guidelines

Dan Georgia, Hemp

Last week, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. Published in the Federal Register, it outlines the regulatory framework for the cultivation of industrial hemp in accordance with the 2018 farm bill. The rule includes provisions for the USDA to approve hemp production plans developed by states. The Georgia Department of Agriculture …

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Florida Industrial Hemp Conference Underway

Dan Florida, Hemp

The inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference is taking place in Orlando. The event was put together to foster the development of an industrial hemp industry in the state. Topics at the conference include the latest information on state and federal legislation, growing and cultivation, research, banking and more. Gene Jones, co-founder of the conference, says the program also will cover the …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on USDA Federal Hemp Program Rules

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its long-awaited Domestic Hemp Production Program rules, following the reclassification of hemp as an agricultural commodity in the 2018 federal Farm Bill. Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried, who will oversee Florida’s state hemp program through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, offered the following statement: “The announcement by the USDA is welcome news …

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USDA Establishes Domestic Hemp Production Program

Dan Hemp, Industry News Release

(USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 farm bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, and we hope the ability to …


CoBank: Hemp Offers Big Risks, Big Rewards to Agriculture

Dan Hemp, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Since the 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, agriculture has never been more interested in adding hemp to its crop rotations. A lot of available information says there’s a large financial upside to the industry. Producers responded to that by tripling hemp acreage between 2017 and 2018. However, CoBank says that false, outdated, …


Hemp, Hops and More Crops Highlight Florida Ag Expo

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Hemp, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Research, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

BALM, FL (UF/IFAS) — Farmers, nursery managers and others can get a glimpse of the latest and greatest UF/IFAS research into tomatoes, strawberries, hemp, hops and ornamental plants at the annual Florida Ag Expo at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Informative sessions will fill the day, with events running from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 21, …

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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 …


Producers Invited to Attend Education Meetings

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Education, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Georgia, Hemp, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables, Water, Wheat

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia October 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs. Tyron Spearman has more details. Below are the meeting dates, times and locations: Oct. …