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    Nebraska's Hemp Battle: Farmers Say Officials Are Blocking A Gold Rush

    Twenty miles east of his office at the University of Nebraska, plant geneticist Ismail Dweikat finds what he's looking for at the fringe of a budding cornfield: wild hemp. Mixed among other roadside weeds, the hemp bears the familiar narrow five-fingered leaves synonymous with marijuana but...
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    Ecofibre Sends 6 Tons Of Australian Certified Hemp Seed To USA And Prepares...

    Ecofibre Sends 6 Tons Of Australian Certified Hemp Seed To USA And Prepares For Commercial Activities Via Its USA Subsidiary, United Life Science. Queensland, Australia and Lexington, Ky., June 9, 2016 - Ecofibre is proud to announce that 6 tons of certified Australian industrial hemp seeds...
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    Industry Calls For Kiwi Farmers To Be Allowed To Grow Cannabis

    It's green, environmentally-friendly and growing in popularity around the world but some say a roaring cannabis market is about to pass New Zealand by. Growers and farmers are taking a keen interest in cannabis, as countries around the world legalise its cultivation for medicinal purposes...
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    Minnesota Farmers Want To Grow Hemp, But Congress Stands In The Way

    The Chinese used it to make some of the world's earliest paper. The English spun rope and sails out of it for the Royal Navy. Japan uses it to weave loincloths for sumo wrestlers. America's founding fathers made their fortune selling it by the bushels. And in World War II, Americans farmed it...
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    Hemp Industry Group Hosts Gathering At UK

    With Kentucky farmers set to begin planting under the state's third year of hemp pilot research projects, a main industry association is hosting its second annual gathering of experts, farmers and backers at the University of Kentucky. The Kentucky Hemp Industries Association hosted a slate...
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    Alabama Senator Says Industrial Hemp Would Open New Markets For Farmers

    Companion bills in the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives is aimed at opening a new market by allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp. Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, and Rep. Ken Johnson, R-Moulton, are sponsoring the bills. The legislation would authorize the state Department of...
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    A Cash Crop Of 'Basement Growers,' Cannabis Has Caught The Eye Of Colorado's Farmers

    Cannabis is beginning to look a lot like a commodity crop. After spending decades in darkened basements and secreted away on small parcels of land, marijuana growers are commercializing once-illegal plant varieties: industrial hemp, recreational marijuana and medical cannabis. As more...
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    Minnesota Wants Farmers To Start Growing Hemp

    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is looking for farmers to participate in a pilot hemp program ordered by the state legislature last year. It will be the first time that hemp has been grown legally in Minnesota in 60 years. However, those interested must provide land...
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    First Legal Hemp Seeds In New York To Be Planted

    It was the material used for the Declaration of Independence draft. And then hemp's cultivation and use in the United States discontinued in the mid-20th Century. But now New York State is bringing it back. "What's really exciting about this is it gives places like the Southern Tier an...
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    Oregon Hemp Growers See Light, After Setbacks

    After years of delay from state agencies running Oregon's hemp program, the Legislature aired its latest ideas for hemp in Oregon. Among them: folding hemp into the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program but not limiting the number of plants growers can produce. The proposal appears to directly...
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    How US Government Film 'Hemp for Victory' Fared In Swaying Public Opinion

    Long before legalizing weed was en vogue, the U.S. Department of Agriculture produced a 1942 informational film called "Hemp for Victory." The movie, which was required viewing for all farmers of the era, detailed the history of the hemp plant, the uses of industrial hemp, and tips and...
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    Colorado: High Hopes For Hemp

    It sounds like a dream gift most farmers would be happy to find under their tree: a low-water-use crop capable of generating profits as high as $100,000 an acre. Industrial hemp is that crop, farmers were told during an informational expo in Akron. From Rocky Ford to Springfield to Yuma, hemp...
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    Oregon Hemp Farmers Asking For Legislative Help

    A newly-formed group of hemp farming advocates will ask state lawmakers to loosen regulations holding back Oregon's hemp industry. The Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association plans to lobby hemp-friendly legislators to fix issues that the state's nine hemp farmers faced during the first...
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    Group announces bid for Hawaii medical marijuana permit

    When the State of Hawaii accepts medical marijuana permit applications for growers and dispensaries in January 2016, expect candidates to include rock stars, former politicians, major land holders and even major land trusts, according to news leaks. But, "our well rounded, local, grassroots...
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    First Indian State To Legalize Hemp Cultivation

    Uttarakhand government's decision to allow farmers to cultivation of hemp plants is the first of its kind in India. Farmers from across the state except Terai and Bhabhar regions can now legally grow hemp. While in countries like the US, many states have legalised the cultivation of cannabis...
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    California: Farmers Wrestle With New Medical Marijuana Rules

    An unmistakeable scent, rotten-sweet and earthy, greets visitors to Basil McMahon's pine and oak sheltered Nevada County farm. It wafts from cannabis plants growing in a murky legal terrain between acceptance and prohibition. Over the next few years that will change, as a sweeping new...
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    California: Farmers Wrestle With New Medical Marijuana Rules

    An unmistakeable scent, rotten-sweet and earthy, greets visitors to Basil McMahon's pine and oak sheltered Nevada County farm. It wafts from cannabis plants growing in a murky legal terrain between acceptance and prohibition. Over the next few years that will change, as a sweeping new...
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