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Fri
11
Dec

The Benefits of Adding Hemp Seeds To Your Daily Diet

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Do you know that incorporating hemp seed into your diet comes with loads of health benefits?

This superfood is loaded with a high concentration of beneficial minerals and vitamins.

If you are looking to add hemp seeds to your diet, you should know how to use them and why they’re beneficial.

Here, you will learn about their health benefits and how to incorporate them effectively into your day-to-day diet.

Hemp Seeds: What Are They? 

Hemp plants are a special type of Cannabis sativa grown primarily for industrial use.

This plant produces hemp seeds.  

Further, hemp plants are versatile, resilient, and grow extremely fast.

Fri
11
Dec

Illinois, Iowa farmers betting on the future of hemp

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Students at Muscatine Community College had their crop delayed.

It wasn’t rain, but a campus shutdown of one week because of COVID-19 that caused a delay planting their hemp crop. The difference in the weather in that lost week will likely affect the crop’s yield.

“That just teaches the students why timing is so critical, and they’ll know that on the first day of class they’ve got to start everything,” said Shane Mairet, the college's industrial hemp instructor.

Wed
09
Dec

Hemp and CBD Prices Are Tied to Policy Developments

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US legalization of cannabis could be a game changer

Hemp markets are swiftly evolving following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp in the US.  CBD, one of many cannabinoids found in hemp, makes up the most active segment of the hemp sector but has endured significant price erosion since hemp acreage ballooned in 2019.  Hemp prices fell by over 80% in the period between July and October of 2019, according to The Jacobsen.

The perception of oversupply led a decline in hemp biomass prices and precipitated an industry-wide inability to perform on contracts.  This was compounded by significant inventories of shelf-stable hemp derivatives like crude CBD extract and CBD isolate. Crude CBD prices, and also CBD isolate prices, all plummeted in Q4 of 2019.

Tue
08
Dec

Hemp takes one step closer to commercial growth in Kansas

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On Monday, the state conducted a public hearing for allowing industrial hemp to be grown commercially in Kansas. Last year, the crop was grown for research purposes.

Unless there are substantial objections to the proposed plan, the ruling should go into effect on or near Jan. 1, 2021. This would mean farmers in Kansas can grow commercial industrial hemp starting next year.

Tue
08
Dec

Applications Open For Pennsylvania’s 2021 Hemp Program

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Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced late last week mail-in applications for the state’s 2012 hemp growing season opened on Saturday, December 5.

“Hemp production represents a return to our heritage and a wealth of new opportunities,” said Mr. Redding. “Pennsylvania is committed to creating a commercial hemp program that works for small and large growers, new and established businesses, and urban and traditional agriculture.”

Mon
07
Dec

Canadian Hemp Acreage and Export Value Up More Than 20%

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According to the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, Canada’s hemp acreage and export value are both up more than 20% this year.

“The Canadian hemp industry continues to grow in 2020 despite the challenges posed by COVID-19,” CHTA board chairman Keith Jones said in a statement after the group’s annual meeting, held online this year. “Canada seeded some 92,000 hemp acres in 2019, with exports exceeding $110 million Canadian dollars ($85 million).”

Thu
03
Dec

USDA Expands Multi-Peril Crop Insurance For Hemp Producers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced an expansion of the pilot Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) plan for hemp that will take effect in the 2021 crop year.

MCPI is the most common form of the federal crop insurance programme in the USA that insures against crop yield losses from all natural perils such as weather, fire and pestilence by enabling farmers to insure a certain percentage of historical crop production.

While delivered by private companies, MPCI is reinsured by the federal government.

The new states to be included for MPCI coverage are Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada and Texas – but only select counties within each. Additionally, 13 new counties are being included in states with existing coverage.

Thu
03
Dec

Now that industrial hemp is legal, Alaska’s industry must follow law

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The battle to legalize industrial hemp in Alaska was won in the halls of Congress and the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau over the past several years. Now it’s time for all those growing, processing, and selling hemp products to protect themselves and their customers by following the laws they fought so hard to pass.

Wed
02
Dec

Hemp Entrepreneurship Webinar for Small and Minority-Owned Companies

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On Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 1-2 p.m. CST, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), along with the U.S. Hemp Roundtable (USHR), will host a free webinar, “Cultivating Entrepreneurship in the Hemp Industry: A Complimentary Webinar for Small and Minority-Owned Companies.” The webinar is designed to provide essential information for small and small minority-owned businesses and engage all industry stakeholders.

Wed
02
Dec

Heartbreak For Some Iowa Hemp Farmers

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Regulatory hurdles, backbreaking work and an uncertain market. Top that off with then having your crop destroyed and it was a really crappy season for some hemp farmers in the US state of Iowa.

The Des Moines Register reported last week reported approximately 13% of Iowa farmers’ hemp crops had to be fully or partially destroyed because the plants were “hot” – THC levels exceeded 0.3%, the maximum level permitted under state and federal laws.

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