Top Questions About Growing Industrial Hemp

Carrie Muehling

Potential hemp growers still have lots of questions about the product, how to raise it, and what the market looks like. James Bennett of Yeoman Farmers Brand presented on that topic at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, Mo. Bennett, who is a hemp grower himself, said the question he gets most often is what to …

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Getting Started with Industrial Hemp Production

Carrie Muehling

There are still lots of logistical questions about the process of growing industrial hemp, and Missouri Department of Agriculture Hemp Program Administrator Allen Freeman was on hand at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic to provide some answers. “Our program has regulatory authority over viable industrial hemp. So if it is seed that is able to germinate, if …

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Helping Hemp Farmers to Know What They Grow

Carrie Muehling

Companies like Phylos Bioscience are looking to partner with hemp distributors across the nation. That’s why the Portland-based company exhibited at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, Mo. Phylos Bioscience is a genetics testing company in the hemp and cannabis space, which identifies male and female plants and also hosts a 3D repository of all the …

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American Hemp Research Offers Help for New Farmers

Carrie Muehling

The CEO of American Hemp Research is hoping hemp production can bring some stability to rural America. “The main thing that I wanted to get out of hemp was maybe some economic stability for rural America to where we don’t have to wait for a China deal to get done, because the last three years, we’ve been pretty much at …

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ZimmCast 634 – Questions About Growing Hemp

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program includes several interviews I did at the inaugural Heart of American Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, MO. The event was organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Farmers have a lot of questions about hemp and in the interviews you will hear from presenters and farmers who have some answers. You can …

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Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic Kicks Off

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic takes place today in Independence, MO. Our MC is Joe Zahner, general counsel, Missouri Hemp Association. Joe is a scientist so he gets to help members on technical issues. We talked about the conference yesterday after the membership of the association met. The program here includes farmers who have experience growing and …

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New Holland Partners with National Hemp Association

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural equipment manufacturer New Holland is partnering with the National Hemp Association to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America, with the theme “Pushing Progress Together.” As part of this partnership, the National Hemp Association will participate alongside New Holland at 16 national farm shows throughout North America to build out this sustainable new industry …

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New Topics Added to Agricultural Hemp Classic Agenda

Cindy Zimmerman

Two topics have been added to the agenda for the upcoming “Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic” – a hemp producer conference open to growers throughout the Midwest organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Attendees will now have the opportunity to hear about the “Native Prairie Hemp Subdivision”, which is a small-scale lower-risk opportunity for MHA members to learn hands-on …

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Happy Holidays for Hemp

Cindy Zimmerman

The burgeoning hemp industry got some early Christmas gifts last week as it celebrated the one year anniversary of the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized hemp farming in the U.S. EPA approved adding hemp to the use sites of 10 pesticides. Nine of the products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. As EPA receives additional applications to amend …

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U.S. Hemp Growers Association Launched

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Hemp Growers Association (USHGA) was announced this week in Indianapolis as the “only national farmer-directed hemp trade association.” Founding partners that came together to create USHGA include U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance, First Crop, International Hemp Solutions, HiLo Seed, GenCanna and Farm Journal. At launch, more than 300 farmer-members of U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance will fold into USHGA. Caren …

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