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    Proposed USDA regulations will harm America's hemp industry, comment now before it's too late

    After the 2018 Farm Bill was signed, the USDA released a draft of the Interim Final Rule on October 29, 2019. These proposed USDA regulations will no doubt wreak havoc on America's hemp industry, so I am calling on fellow hemp farmers and hemp industry professionals to formally register their...
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    USDA Organic Hemp? Yes. No. Maybe.

    Considered dangerous drugs by the federal government, marijuana and industrial hemp are still listed in the Controlled Substances Act as Schedule I drugs. While the federal government has issued legislative promises to not spend money in prosecution of cannabis activity in states in which it is...
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    USDA's About-Face On Organic Hemp Leaves Growers In Limbo

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reversed course on its organic certification of industrial hemp operations throughout the country. A handful of hemp farms, including Colorado-based CBDRx, had secured, or were in the process of securing, certifications from third-party auditors...
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    Senator Wyden Urges USDA To Clarify Industrial Hemp For Federal Research Grants

    U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to clarify that industrial hemp research programs are eligible for existing federal research dollars. Wyden was among a bipartisan group of 12 senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...
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