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 …

Cannabis, Farming, hemp

Hemp Farmers Need Good Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

The hemp industry is in dire need of good genetics and a weeding out of bad actors in the seed supply business, according to two hemp farmers who helped Arcadia Biosciences announce the launch of GoodHemp in Chicago last week. Chris Adams (pictured left) of Adams Family Farm in North Dakota and Weston Walker (right) of Gold Dust Farm in …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, Seed, Video

Arcadia Biosciences Launches GoodHemp

Cindy Zimmerman

During the American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago this week, Arcadia Biosciences announced the launch of a new product line – GoodHemp. As the company’s new brand for delivering genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts, GoodHemp’s first commercial product is a disease resistant and ultra-low THC hemp seed. Accepting advance orders now, the first …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, Seed

Lots of Interest in ASTACSS Hemp Session

Cindy Zimmerman

The Hemp Seed Opportunities & Challenges session at the American Seed Trade Association’s 2019 CSS and Seed Expo was packed at the end of the day on Wednesday, showing the high level of interest the seed industry has in this new and growing commodity. Participating in the session were Pat Miller, ASTA’s Director of State Government Affairs; Wendy Mosher with …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, Seed

ZimmCast 631 – Hemp in the Heartland

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program you can hear Cindy talk with Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds and Chairman of the American Seed Trade Association, about the upcoming ASTA CSS & Seed Expo. I then talk with Bill Cook, Executive Director of the Missouri Hemp Association about their inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic (registration started on Black Friday). Wayne talks about …

Ag Groups, ASTA, Audio, Farming, hemp, ZimmCast

Hemp Seed is a Hot Topic for ASTA

Cindy Zimmerman

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) chairman Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds, spent a lot of time answering questions about hemp seed at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Gale says ASTA’s role is to provide information for the growing hemp industry to help the seed industry identify sources of quality seed “to ensure that the growers that the …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, NAFB, Seed

Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic has been announced for January in Independence, MO. The event is organized by the Missouri Hemp Association which formed earlier this year. Bill Cook is the Executive Director of the Missouri Hemp Association and he is calling hemp a potential “miracle crop.” I spoke with him to get a preview of the …

Audio, hemp

Opportunities Exist with Veterans for Cannabis

Carrie Muehling

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 …

Audio, Cannabis, hemp

Intergro Helping Farmers Grow Their ‘Hempire’

Carrie Muehling

Farmers attending the inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference in Orlando had lots of questions about growing hemp as a commodity crop. Intergro was one company providing some answers for them. Intergro CEO Joe Gordhamer told farmers that if they have experience growing other crops, they can grow hemp. He said the potential use for the hemp is important, suggesting growing …

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