As the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized hemp production regulations, Virginia growers were being cautioned about an increasingly saturated market.
The fog of regulatory ambiguity is fading with the rollout of official guidelines for industrial hemp growers in the U.S.
The second Industrial Hemp Summit took place Feb. 25 and 26, on the heels of the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage in December. That legislation lifted restrictions on growing hemp in the U.S.
An expert panel outlined the politics, agronomics and economics of industrial hemp Jan. 13 at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention. Federally outlawed for more than 50 years, industrial hemp is making a comeback.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is backing a measure that would allow U.S farmers to tap into the hemp market—a potentially sizeable market for ingredients derived from industrial hemp.