USDA Clarifies Industrial Hemp Production For Indian Tribes

Hemp Production

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On May 28, 2019 the USDA issued the following notice: This notice clarifies avenues for Tribal participation under authorities in the 2014 Farm Bill to grow industrial hemp for research purposes during the 2019 growing season. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, an Indian tribe can enter into a partnership or contract with Read the full article…

USDA Hosts Webinar On The Domestic Hemp Production Program & 2018 Farm Bill

hemp webinar

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The USDA will host a free webinar explaining the 2018 Farm Bill and The Domestic Hemp Production Program. Event Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm The Specialty Crops Program is conducting a webinar to solicit public comments on the sections of the 2018 USDA Farm Bill relative to multiple sections dealing with Read the full article…

NHA Board Chairman Meets With USDA

NHA National Hemp Association

COLORADO: On June 28th, National Hemp Association Board Chairman Geoff Whaling met with senior U.S. Department of Agriculture staff, with the encouragement of Agricultural Secretary Perdue.  Geoff initiated the meeting along with Erica McBride of the Pennsylvania Industrial Hemp Council.  This was the first meeting that Secretary Perdue and his team have afforded the Industrial Hemp Industry. Meeting attendees, along Read the full article…

‘Clean Green’-Labeled Marijuana Is Pesticide-Free, Environmentally Friendlier

Organic Pot Farm

WASHINGTON: Chris Van Hook bent over a shrub-sized marijuana plant at Mountain High Farm with a magnifying glass last month, looking for imperfections in the fan-shaped leaves. A few of the fronds were “chewed on,” which is what Van Hook expects in a pesticide-free crop. Pot grown at the state-licensed operation can’t be certified as organic because the Read the full article…

Book Review: “Cannabis for Capitalists: Production Horticulture Tools, Materials, Techniques & Resources”

An essential toolkit for growers and their staff's that promotes consistency and reduced risk. Targeted at production scale growers, smaller growers can benefit from these tools as well.

My editor handed me a book to review, but not a printed version, rather a thumb drive in a padded envelope. I was told that this USB unit has an expiration date, encouraging visions of a smoking time bomb after I insert it into my aging laptop. Speaking of smoke, ‘Cannabis for Capitalists’ really is Read the full article…