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Asian Hemp Summit to Take Place in Nepal

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The first annual Asian Hemp Summit is set to take place next year in Katmandu, Nepal. The conference will offer attendees insight into the burgeoning industrial hemp industry on the continent of Asia, specifically in the countries of China, India, Nepal, South Korea, Thailand, Mongolia, and Japan. Tickets for the...
Politics

House Passes 2018 Farm Bill

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The United States House of Representatives approved the 2018 Farm Bill with a narrow 213-211 vote this week that has passed legislation to legalize the growth of hemp throughout the country’s farmland. This is the the second vote on the new Farm Bill that has taken place over the of the...
Politics

U.S. Senators Approve $500,000 to Fund National Database for Hemp Seed Genetics

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A prominent group of U.S. Senators have approved a funding plan that would create a database of industrial hemp seeds varieties. That seed bank would be used by farmers and located at the U.S. Department of Agricultures Plant Genetics Research Unit in Missouri. Tom Angell of Forbes first broke the...
Current News Growers

Hemp Production on the Rise in the U.S.

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The number of advocates in favor of a revival of a commercial hemp industry grows every day. From 2016-2017 cultivation of the plant has more than doubled and in states with the highest grown acreage of hemp, like Colorado and Kentucky, propagation of hemp plant has grown by 140%. Though...
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Cornell University Researches Study Hemp Varieties for Commercial Cultivation

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The 2014 Farm Bill in the United States opened legislation for States to implement  industrial hemp pilot programs in conjunction with a private or public university. The researchers at Cornell University started to grown industrial hemp in 2016. The prestigious university began with 1,700 acres of hemp to begin to...