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Oregon Hemp Farmer Says Startup Going Slow

One of Oregon’s first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get the industry going.

OREGON:  One of Oregon’s first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going. Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard to come by, because the federal government prohibits imports. Harvesting machinery is expensive, and there is no plant in Oregon to process the Read the full article…

Official: Oregon Hemp Industry Not What Was Envisioned

A state agriculture official said Tuesday that Oregon's hemp industry is not turning out the way lawmakers envisioned.

OREGON:  A state agriculture official said Tuesday that Oregon’s hemp industry is not turning out the way lawmakers envisioned, so the department will recommend changes to the law regulating how it is grown. The law authorizing industrial hemp production in Oregon was written to regulate it as an agricultural crop, with large fields of densely Read the full article…

EVIO Labs To Provide Accredited Industrial Hemp Testing In Oregon

EVIO Labs Oregon wants to test legal hemp

OREGON: EVIO, a leading provider of cannabis analytical testing services, has announced that it is now prepared to offer accredited testing services to Oregon’s industrial hemp sector. To accommodate demand for testing in the state, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (“ODA”) in coordination with the Oregon Health Authority are paving the way to allow accredited cannabis Read the full article…

Marijuana And Hemp Growers Duke It Out In Oregon Legislature

Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature

OREGON:  Depending on who’s talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they’re anticipating boom times. Hemp, the non-intoxicating version of cannabis sativa, has long been Read the full article…

Marijuana And Hemp Growers Duke It Out In Oregon Legislature

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OREGON:  Depending on who’s talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they’re anticipating boom times. Hemp, the non-intoxicating version of cannabis sativa, has long been Read the full article…

State’s First Industrial Hemp License Goes To A Southern Oregon Man

The first man issued a permit to grow hemp in Oregon says he will plant a 25-acre hemp field this spring - providing he can get seeds.

OREGON:  A man who was issued the first state permit to grow industrial hemp said he and a nonprofit group of growers and activists hope to plant a 25-acre field in Southwest Oregon this spring. Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point, Ore., who describes himself as director of the Oregon Agriculture Food & Rural Consortium, acknowledged Read the full article…

Industrial Hemp In Oregon: State Officials Drafting Rules For Hemp Production

Dr. Ken and Elaine Hildebrandt are the first husband and wife on the ballots for Congress and the main plank in their platform is industrial hemp.

OREGON: Oregon agriculture officials on Tuesday said they hope to have rules in place for the possibility of producing industrial hemp by the spring planting season.  The Oregon Department of Agriculture has assembled a committee of policy officials and agriculture experts, including Russ Karow, head of the Oregon State University crop and soil science program, to draft rules Read the full article…

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Talks Marijuana and Hemp Legalization With High School Students

Wyden said it should be legal for Oregon farmers to grow industrial hemp.

OREGON: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., thought he was going to Hillsboro’s Century High School to talk to students on Friday, Oct. 18 about the recent government shutdown and the political gridlock currently plaguing Washington, D.C. But that’s not really what the students wanted to talk about.

Hempstalk Festival 2013 – Campaigns Launched To End Cannabis Prohibition In Oregon

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OREGON: The ninth annual Portland Hempstalk is a compelling mix of upbeat music with a focus on ending Oregon’s marijuana prohibition. Hemp is the answer to many of Oregon’s practical needs. Hempstalk is Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th at Kelley Point Park, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.