Hemp in the News – Success with hemp testing in South Australia

Successful cultivation trials in South Australia have Hemp in the News this week.

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Testing has proven that many varieties are adaptable to the climate in South Australia. Research has shown the advantages and possibilities of high dense growth in the state. For example, growing plants closer together means less maintenance is needed with weed control.

Additional hemp trials are being conducted in the Coonawarra and Riverland districts. Many are looking forward to further success in these results.

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Hemp in the News – Virginia looks to replace tobacco with hemp

In Jarratt, Virginia, hemp farmers and processors of the crop are putting Hemp in the News. They predict that industrial hemp will be a flourishing replacement to the dwindling tobacco industry.

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2018 federal law changes have made hemp a legal agricultural commodity. Virginia’s legislature has followed suit, providing new opportunities for farmers to grow hemp for medicinal purposes.

Cannabidiol (CBD), is a chemical compound extracted from the hemp plant, used as treatment for many health issues. CBD products are becoming more common all the time and experts foresee immense economic growth for the industry.

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Hemp Politics – Florida legislators see hemp as crop of the future

Hemp Politics have taken the driver’s seat in Florida, with the passing of a new bill that encourages hemp production.

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With advocates spurring politicians on to make hemp a legal crop in the state, the bill HB 333 was passed. The new bill sets in motion, the legal structure for hemp to become the next cash crop in Florida.

The bill, passed on Thursday, will bring employment growth and new business with the growing, processing and marketing of the crop.

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Hemp in the News – Hemp offers hope to country towns in Texas

A small town in Texas put Hemp in the News this week, as an example of how hemp can add value to local economies.

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Lawmakers in Texas are looking seriously at legalising hemp production in the state. Farmers, agricultural proponents and even some cautious Republicans are jumping on the band wagon.

An example of the problems being faced, is the small town of Haskell in central Texas. Lack of population growth and low income are problems common to these rural areas.

Hemp could provide economic opportunities for farmers and communities alike.

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Hemp in the News – Hemp is hope for Wisconsin farmers

The legalization of hemp in Wisconsin has Hemp in the News this week. It’s a sign of hope for farmers and for those in need of its medicinal qualities.

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Farmers in the state have been struggling economically for the past several years. The recent legalization of this versatile crop brings a promising change and hope for the future.

Madison, Wisconsin’s first hemp expo took place on Sunday. Lawmakers, shopkeepers, and consumers gathered to inform and promote the hemp industry.

Last year there were over 200 farmers interested in hemp farming and this year that number has exploded by 600 percent.

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Hemp Politics – Ohio laws hinder hemp progress

Ohio Hemp Politics are holding back opportunities for hemp entrepreneurs. The U.S. hemp industry is expected to grow into a two billion dollar industry by 2022, so it’s high time that Ohio get on board.

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The 2018 Farm Bill lifted restrictions for hemp cultivation all across the country. However, individual states still need to establish their own laws for growing hemp, and Ohio hasn’t done this yet.

Garett Fortune is an ardent hemp entrepreneur. Although he’s from Northeast Ohio, his handful of thriving hemp-based companies exist outside of his home state borders.

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Hemp in the News – Colorado teacher helps insure future of hemp

A Colorado college teacher has put Hemp in the News with his new course that focuses on the re-established hemp industry.

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The passing of the Farm Bill last year legalized hemp and sparked renewed interest in the crop and its many uses.

Colorado agricultural instructor, Kirk Goble, has been teaching a crop production class at Aims Community College for the last few years. He is adding a new weekly class that will spotlight the complete industrial hemp industry, including cultivation, production, and how to work within the new regulations.

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Hemp in the News – It’s Tennessee’s turn to profit

Tennessee’s agricultural opportunities has Hemp in the News this week.

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The 2018 Farm Bill implemented big changes for the hemp industry in the U.S. Most importantly, removing the hemp plant from the list of controlled substances.

Now that it’s legal to grow, there has been a burst of enthusiasm for the crop all across the country, including Tennessee.

There may be a steep learning curve at first, but the the benefits of growing hemp are plenty, so many growers in Shelby County are looking to hemp as a viable option.

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Hemp in the News – Montana lawmakers want hemp added to the state’s agricultural economy

The 2018 Federal Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity in the United States, has Hemp in the News every week.

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Now that hemp production is legal at the federal level, individual states are revising their laws to allow for the crop to take hold.

Montana lawmakers are looking into options for adding hemp into the state’s agricultural industry. Sen. Tom Jacobson is an advocate for the new crop, recognizing its sustainability and value.

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Hemp Politics – SC farmers priming for unlimited hemp permit allocations

This week in U.S. Hemp Politics, lawmakers in South Carolina have removed limitations on the permitted number of hemp growers.

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Previously, the state granted a limited amount of hemp permits, but last week the S.C. House approved a bill that lifted the restriction. Now the opportunity of cultivating hemp is open to all farmers.

The Senate still needs to approve the bill before the law change is official, but the hope in state government is that S.C. farmers will soon be able to cash in on this versatile crop.

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