Opportunities Exist with Veterans for Cannabis

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

The CBD industry is a significant opportunity for veterans, not only when it comes to treating medical challenges but also when it comes to finding purpose professionally after serving, according to Joshua Littrell, founder and CEO of Veterans for Cannabis. Littrell was at the Inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference in Orlando, where the group shared its purpose and product line …

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Hemp Industry Pleased with USDA Rule as First Step

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

With the release just last week of USDA’s interim rule for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, it was a big topic of discussion at the inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Exposition this week in Orlando. National Hemp Association chairman Geoff Whaling says the rule is a good first step. “This was a herculean lift for them (USDA) because …

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Learning at Inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference

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I’m starting out this week on the agriblogging highway attending the first Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Exposition in Orlando. With an expectation of 200 attendees the actual number is about 450 according to conference coordinator, Gene Jones. In the photo our keynote speaker is leading the program off today. She is Holly Bell, Director of Cannabis, Florida Department of …

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USDA Unveils Domestic Hemp Production Program

Cindy Zimmerman

On Tuesday, USDA officials announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program to create a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made the announcement in a pre-recorded video. “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, and we hope the ability to …

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First Florida Hemp Conference Next Month

Cindy Zimmerman

The inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference (FIHCE 2019) will be held November 3-5 in Orlando. FIHCE 2019 is a networking and educational event designed to foster the development of an industrial hemp industry in Florida. Topics at the conference include the latest information on the hemp market, state and federal legislation, growing and cultivation, research, banking, and lots more. Gene …

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CannaFarm Con for Growing Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Cannabis farming is a growing industry in this country and people want to know more about it, and that is why CannaFarm Con is being held August 1-2 in San Diego. Cannabis can be either hemp or marijuana with industrial hemp and production for CBD being the fastest growing segments of the industry. Celeste Miranda set about organizing an event …

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Witnesses at Hemp Hearing Provide New Industry Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Two panels provided an update on “Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill” during a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday. The first panel consisted of representatives from USDA, EPA and FDA who gave reports on how their respective agencies are working on implementation. USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach, EPA Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn, and FDA Principal Deputy …

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Senate Ag Committee Leaders Voice Hemp Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Committee on Agriculture got an update on “Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill” Thursday with clear support from the leadership. Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) said while there are cautions regarding this new crop, ‘I am extremely supportive of new opportunities for farmers. It is not often that an almost entirely new crop with this level of interest …

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