The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued a memo on Tuesday explaining issues related to providing financial services to hemp businesses. While the federal agency provided guidance on the topic last year after the crop was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, it said the new document’s “purpose is to […]
It’s officially “Colorado Hemp Week.” That’s a result of a proclamation Gov. Jared Polis (D) issued to honor the state’s hemp industry. The gubernatorial document notes that Colorado was the first state in the U.S. to lift prohibition of the crop and now “leads the nation in industrial hemp production acreage.” […]
Prior to the demonization of all-things-cannabis in the United States, hemp grew freely across North America. Animals, both wild and domesticated, could graze on naturally growing hemp before the plants were largely eliminated from the landscape under federal prohibition. But today, hemp as a nutritional supplement for animals is starting […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday that it approved one additional state hemp regulatory plan, as well as five more tribal proposals. Massachusetts is the latest state to have its plan federally accepted, raising the number of state approvals so far to 17. The Miccosukee Tribe of […]
This is welcome news for farmers generally as agricultural-related businesses have not yet been able to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) offered under the CARES Act. The post Hemp Farmers May Now Qualify For Federal Economic Relief appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partly responsible for restrictive policies included in its hemp rules. At a House Agriculture Committee hearing last week, Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked to weigh in on concerns hemp producers have expressed […]
Texas might not have the most punitive cannabis laws in the United States, but no place that logs 80,000 misdemeanor arrests a year can claim to be cool or chill — even if the penalty can range from nothing to jail time depending on local attitudes. While Texas does have […]
What nobody told the farmers interested in incorporating industrial hemp into their plow and pick repertoire is that there might not be anyone out there willing to buy it after harvest. Continue reading Hemp Farmers Still Searching For Companies To Buy Crop at The Fresh Toast.
Hemp can look and smell like marijuana, presenting a series of challenges to law enforcement and farmers alike. But according to new research, lasers can be used to tell the difference between the two cannabis crops in a fast, affordable and highly precise way. In a study published last month […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday that hemp farmers are now eligible for two crop insurance programs that offer coverage in the event of natural disasters. The first pilot program, Multi-Peril Crop Insurance, will be available for farmers in select counties in 21 states for the 2020 […]