Hemp Growers Petition Montana Department of Agriculture To Create Hemp Advisory Committee

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Meetings set for Jan. 31 in Sidney, Feb. 7 in Helena MONTANA: The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana hemp growers to create the Montana Hemp Advisory Committee. MDA will hold two listening sessions to receive input regarding the proposed checkoff committee. Meetings are scheduled for January 31st in Sidney Read the full article…

Hemp Farmers Association To Launch May 8th

The U.S. is unquestionably the largest market for hemp products

NEW JERSEY:  The Hemp Farmers Association has announced the launch of a nationwide 501(c)5 industrial hemp association specifically designed to educate, support  and protect hemp farmers through best growing practices, shared research, and vetted vendors allowing for farmers to feel more confident in farming hemp. According to an association press release, the group’s sole mission is the Read the full article…

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…

Indiana Bill Advances To Legalize Pot’s Less Potent Cousin: Hemp

FlexForm uses hemp to make the insides of interior doors and armrests at its Elkhart County facility.

INDIANA:  Gregg Baumbaugh has 4,000 pounds of cannabis sitting in his automobile parts manufacturing plant. It wasn’t illegal for him to import it, but it’s against the law for Indiana farmers to grow the variety of cannabis he buys in bulk. Baumbaugh wants to see that changed. The “weed” he uses to make the insides Read the full article…