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Ahead of 2020 Growing Season, EPA Approves 10 Pesticides for Hemp

Hemp farmers have awaited clarity from the federal agency, which, along with the USDA and the FDA, has to craft rules for the newly legal hemp industry and its products.

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Should Farm Animals Be Eating Hemp?

An industry holds its breath as it works with regulators to approve hemp in animal feed.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Further Regulating Hemp and CBD, Announces Hemp Summit

The state has decided to defer a decision on whether hemp extracts like CBD should be allowed in foods and beverages.

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Feds to Banks: It’s OK to Work With Hemp Companies

Federal financial regulators released a memo to “provide clarity” on hemp’s legal status.

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New York Gives Its Hemp Farmers a Boost

Allowing farmers to sell hemp and CBD products to medical cannabis businesses gives hemp farmers “another market for their products,” said ag commissioner Richard Ball.

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The Long-Awaited USDA Rules on Hemp Production Have Arrived

Stakeholders are analyzing them as fast as they can, knowing that they may catalyze an already booming industry.

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Tobacco Giant Altria Is Lobbying on Hemp

The company behind Marlboro acquired a 45 percent stake in the Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group earlier this year.

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Analysis: The Global Debate Over Defining Hemp Heats Up

The growing hemp industry lacks universal agreement on its THC threshold.

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Scoop: What Did Canopy Growth Say to the White House About USDA Hemp Regs?

Last week, the global cannabis giant gave input on everything from THC testing, to interstate transportation, to seed certification.

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A Federal Court Punts an Idaho Hemp Seizure Case Back to the State

Big Sky Scientific contends shipping the product is legal under the last two federal farm bills, but the judges sent the matter back to Idaho.

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EPA Moves to Approve Pesticides for Hemp Cultivation

The agency’s determination “for the emerging American hemp industry” will follow a 30-day public comment period.

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Canopy Growth Unveils New York Hemp Industrial Park

NY’s Southern Tier is “well on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of industrial hemp,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.

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Hemp: Regulators Pledge to Untangle the Rules

Officials from three federal agencies updated a Senate committee on their progress in drafting regulations for hemp production and products.

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Here’s What People Want the FDA to Know About CBD

The FDA has been collecting public comments since April to inform CBD product rules, and the window closes tomorrow. From state ag regulators to New York’s Bar Association, here are some highlights.

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At Colleges and Universities, Hemp Research is Booming

New York State campuses are among the leaders, as scientists work to refine cultivation and find additional uses for the long-suppressed plant.

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USDA Lays Out the Latest on Hemp

The “progress update” covers intellectual property protection, cross-country transport, and more.