agriculture

  1. Ron Strider

    ND: Participants Sought For 2018 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

    Participants are being sought for North Dakota Department of Agriculture's 2018 industrial hemp pilot program. "Industrial hemp may only be grown in North Dakota through the North Dakota Department of Agriculture's pilot program or by institutions of higher education," North Dakota...
  2. Ron Strider

    Israel: Agriculture Ministry To Recognize Cannabis As Farming Sector

    Cannabis growers for medical use will receive support, grants, water quotas, and training. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is classifying cannabis growing as a farming sector, thereby entitling the growers to support, grants, water quotas, and training in crop growing...
  3. Ron Strider

    PA: Organic Hemp Research Started

    Rodale Institute, the nation's leading organic farming research institution, has started a new industrial hemp research project focused on examining the crop's role in soil health and regenerative organic agriculture. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Pilot Project...
  4. Ron Strider

    TX: Hemp Supporters Ask Conaway And Ag Committee To Legalize Growing Cannabis

    About 500 agriculture producers packed the C.J. Davidson Conference Center at Angelo State University Monday afternoon to share their stories with Congressman Michael Conaway (R) Midland who represents San Angelo. At least two attendees urged the Chairman of the House Agriculture committee...
  5. K

    KY: Growers Say Hemp Rollout Too Slow

    HARRISBURG – This year Kentucky farmers will grow and potentially sell more than 12,000 acres of industrial hemp, according to that state's Department of Agriculture. Hemp farmers get as much as $21,000 per acre, meaning the Kentucky program could generate crops worth upwards of $252 million...
  6. K

    Colorado Agency Shares Pot Know-How With NC

    Denver - North Carolina wants to know whether marijuana could one day replace tobacco as a cash crop. Louisiana is wondering how pot holds up in high humidity. And Washington state has questions about water supplies for weed. This past week Colorado agriculture officials briefed officials...
  7. K

    Weed 101 - Colorado Agriculture Agency Shares Pot Know-How

    Denver – Want to know how to grow weed safely? Soon you'll be able to ask the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The agency is moving past years of skepticism on regulating marijuana. Agriculture officials are telling other states what they've learned about regulating a plant that is illegal...
  8. K

    NC: Hemp Farming To Be Discussed In Salisbury

    The subject of growing industrial hemp in North Carolina will be discussed during a "Lunch and Learn" session for farmers at the NC Department of Agriculture Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury on November 2, 2016. Legislation enacted by the General Assembly in 2015 established an...
  9. K

    Massachusetts House Bill States Growing Marijuana Not Agriculture

    Boston - Growing marijuana would no longer be deemed "agriculture" in Massachusetts, under a bill granted initial approval by the Massachusetts House. The bill (H 4326), which arose from a dispute over a farmer's land in the 2,820-person town of Plympton, excludes "the growing, cultivation...
  10. R

    $700K Annually Needed To Oversee Medical Marijuana Production In Louisiana

    The Louisiana Department of Agriculture estimates it will cost the state between $500,000 and $700,000 annually to oversee the production of medical marijuana, and the costs don't stop there. To fund that program, the department plans to charge the growers of marijuana $100,000 annually and...
  11. R

    Bill Would Halt Most Hemp-Growing Projects In WV

    Four months ago, West Virginia farmers and entrepreneurs were gearing up to grow industrial hemp – legally – for the first time since World War II. But a bill passed with minutes remaining in this year's legislative session that effectively thwarts the chances of a revived hemp industry has...
  12. R

    Kentucky Ramps Up Hemp Test Production In 2016

    Kentucky is accelerating hemp production in the third year of testing its potential as a cash crop. The state Department of Agriculture said Friday it has authorized planting of nearly 4,500 acres of hemp this year in the next round of statewide pilot projects, up from about 900 acres of hemp...
  13. R

    Hawaii Lawmakers Call For Industrial Hemp Research

    Bills that would allow the state Department of Agriculture to create pilot research programs for industrial hemp are moving through both chambers of the state Legislature. "I'm very happy that the bill is alive at this point," state Sen. Russell Ruderman, D- Puna, said of Senate Bill 2659...
  14. tintala

    New hemp video-controversial crop

    this was sent to me by votehemp YouTube - Controversial Crop