Texas hemp farmers mostly spared from winter storm as other ag segments suffered
Hemp farmers are gearing up to plant their fields only two weeks after Texas froze over during Winter Storm Uri – a freak snow and ice storm that caused more than $600 million in damages to the state’s agricultural economy. According to early data from the Texas A&M Extension... Read more
Solar-powered car made with hemp components to begin production by year’s end
Solar-powered vehicles built from hemp are being reserved from an automaker in San Diego, which expects to go into production by the end of 2021. Aptera Motors, a startup, high-efficiency vehicle manufacturer, has developed a three-wheeled vehicle that can transport two people, and uses a solar array that can... Read more
Canadian biotech firm forms JV with Australis Capital to expand capabilities in U.S.
An expanding tissue-culture laboratory with locations in Washington and Canada has entered into a joint venture with Australis Capital, a U.S. spinoff of Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis. 3 Rivers Biotech Inc., an agricultural technology company that specializes in commercial-scale micropropagation for marijuana, hemp and traditional crops including vegetables... Read more
Minor cannabinoids are a ‘new frontier’ in wellness: Q&A with Jonathan Vaught, CEO of Front Range Biosciences
Minor cannabinoids have been gathering interest among growers and extractors over the past year, with research on CBG, CBN, CBC and THC-V showing unique health benefits for consumers. But are consumers even aware of these molecules and is there demand in the marketplace? And are there genetics available that... Read more
Hemp producers: USDA preparing for 2022 Census of Agriculture with sample content tests
Hemp farmers may have seen something new in their mailboxes this winter, as federal agriculture officials prepare for the 2022 Census of Agriculture, which will include hemp farmers for the first time. Over the last two months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service sent “content tests”... Read more
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Tom Vilsack confirmed in Senate as new US Secretary of Agriculture
Three weeks after clearing his Senate agriculture committee hearing, the full Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack, an Iowan, served in the same role for all eight years of the Obama administration, and oversaw the USDA during passage and implementation... Read more
Study: Most high-CBD hemp plants are 90% marijuana, genetically
High-CBD plants inherit approximately 90% of their genes from marijuana, according to a new cannabis genomics study by the University of Minnesota and hemp breeding company Sunrise Genetics. The collaborators assembled a complete genome from a new cannabis variety and also examined several different cannabis varieties. They found that... Read more
Hemp in US animal feed is one step closer to fruition
In the United States currently, humans can eat foods made from hemp – yet we can’t legally eat meat or eggs from animals that have eaten hemp. But with recent action by the Hemp Feed Coalition (HFC), a Fort Collins, Colorado-based nonprofit seeking to gain federal approval for hemp... Read more
One third of Southwestern Oregon hemp farms violated state water laws in 2020
Oregon has uncovered water violations by 33% of hemp growers last year in an audit reviewing operations in the southwestern region of the state. The state’s Water Resources Department reviewed 187 of the 1,000 hemp farms in the region, which represents about half of the hemp operations in the... Read more

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