Category: Hemp News

Ask Our Experts: Is There Still Demand for Hemp?

Q: I am planning on growing hemp this season; is there still a demand for it? A: Given accounts of difficulties, a newcomer to the hemp industry might be forgiven for some pessimism. Falling prices, a shortage of hemp processors, and a glut of biomass are some of the real challenges facing current and […]

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Five Things to Know About the USDA’s Hemp Crop Insurance Programs

More than 13 months after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out two pilot crop insurance programs for the hemp industry’s 2020 growing season. There are five key details for cultivators to know about them: #1) CBD Qualifies for Crop Insurance When hemp was made federally […]

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Two Kentucky Bankruptcies Cast Shadow Across Hemp Industry

By Trevor Grode, Data Analyst, New Frontier Data Two high-profile Kentucky hemp companies – GenCanna Global and Sunstrand, LLC, respectively – have filed for bankruptcy this month, creating doubts about the future of the hemp industry in the state. GenCanna Global filed for Chapter 11 protection on February 5, following three months of layoffs, […]

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Choked by the Supply Chain: USDA Reqs, Lack of Testing Labs Render Most Hemp Farmers Helpless

Were the past harvest season not turbulent enough for American hemp farmers, a new obstacle to success looms in the pursuit of standards and testing: A general and widespread lack of DEA-approved testing capacity is predicted not only to limit farmers’ ability to bring their products to market, but may also force them to […]

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Organic Hemp Certification in Five (Not So Simple) Steps

It pays to be green. According to market analysis by the Organic Trade Association, organic food and non-food products exceeded $50 billion in United States sales in 2018. Given the popularity of such products in the U.S., a growing number of hemp farmers are seeking competitive advantage by having their crops certified as organic […]

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New Hemp Crops Cannot Escape an Old Adversary: Mold

  By New Frontier Data While the first full year of America’s federally restored domestic hemp industry began with U.S. farmers energized by enthusiasm for seemingly limitless commercial possibilities, by its end a host of practical realities had dampened many of their outlooks. Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill the previous year motivated unprecedented cultivation: […]

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