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U.S. Senate Passes the 2018 Farm Bill

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The United States Senate has passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill on a 86-11 vote yesterday. Most importantly for the sector, included within the bill is the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 which seeks to end industrial hemp prohibition for good throughout the country. The House and Senate...
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U.S. Senate Agricultural Committee Passing 2018 Farm Bill with a 20-1 Vote

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The Senate Agricultural Committee in the United States is in charge of legislative oversight of any legislative matter in relation to agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry, and health industries. This past Wednesday, the Committee  passed the 2018 Farm Bill with a 20-1 vote. The passing of this bill in the...
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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...
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Industrial Hemp on Track for 2018 Legalization

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Industrial hemp pilot programs are now going to be conducted in Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. This brings the total number of states conducting research with the hemp plant to 40. With the growing number of states conducting research and The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 being introduced to congress,...
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Global Hemp Group Inc. Looking Forward to 2018 Senate Bill Addressing Regulation of Hemp

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Global Hemp Group, Inc. (CSE: GHG) (FRANKFURT: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) is joining other leaders in the hemp industry through its anticipation of the impending Senate bill, sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, that would remove hemp from the scheduled list of controlled substances in the U.S. and, instead, make it...
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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Touts Hemp Program’s Impact

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Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says a preliminary review of the state’s experimental hemp program shows it had a multi-million-dollar economic impact. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky‘s agriculture commissioner says a preliminary review of the state’s experimental hemp program shows it had a multi-million-dollar economic impact. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the review...
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Kansas Passes Hemp Bill

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A new industrial hemp bill in Kansas passed yesterday which will create a research program for the industrial hemp plant. Kansas Senate Bill 263 will also plans to differentiate hemp from the definition of cannabis and passed 123-1 . Farmers and researchers will now be able to grow hemp under the...
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Senator Mitch McConnell to Introduce Legislation to Legalize Hemp

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Senator Mitch McConnell plans to introduce a new bill which will legalize the use of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the United States. McConnell hopes to gain bipartisan support on a new effort to remove hemp from the federal government controlled substance list. “It’s now time to take...