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Newsletter – December 2, 2020

Newsletter December 2, 2020


Newsletter – December 2, 2020

Pilot Hemp Farm Gives Global Equipment Leader New Holland Agriculture Direct Advantage in Hemp Innovation

By Heather Collins

When Pennsylvania-based New Holland Agriculture, a global 125-year old farm machinery brand, identified an opportunity in hemp, the company went straight to the root of the problem by breaking ground on its own dedicated 15-acre testing farm.

“We wanted to better understand the complexities of hemp by farming it ourselves, which explains why we took the time and effort to discover more about this fibrous crop. More importantly, we wanted to ensure that our haymaking equipment and harvesting equipment worked properly with hemp,” said Jon Hundley, Marketing Manager, New Holland Agriculture. 

Hundley adds, “We’re the only major equipment manufacturing company that has a working test farm at its headquarters. This gives New Holland Agriculture an advantage because we know firsthand what farmers require when out in the field.”

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U.S. Hemp Roundtable, Minority Cannabis Business Association Partner to Promote Minority Involvement in Hemp

By U.S. Hemp Roundtable

With the goal of continuing to support hemp businesses and amplify opportunities for minority involvement and participation within the hemp industry, the U.S. Hemp Roundtable’s Minority Empowerment Committee — in cooperation with the Minority Cannabis Business Association — will host their first expert panelist webinar, Cultivating Entrepreneurship in the Hemp Business, on December 8, 2020, to provide education and resources for those seeking to start a business in the hemp and CBD space.

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FDA Office of Women’s Health Hosts Symposium on CBD and other Cannabinoids Focused on Sex and Gender Differences in Use and Response: Watch the Recorded Conference Here

U.N. Reclassifies Cannabis as a Less Dangerous Drug
By The New York Times

USDA Expands Crop Insurance for Hemp Producers
By Farm Progress

Southeast Hemp Association Launches, Expands to Serve Multiple States
By Southeast Hemp Association

Native American Activist and Hemp Farmer Debra White Plume Passes Away at Age 66
By The New York Times

Hemp and Native American Sovereignty – A 5-Part Series on Cannabis in Indian Country
By Project CBD

Pennsylvania’s Kreider Farms Introduces Cage-free Hemp Egg Line
By Yahoo Finance

New York Hemp Company Sues County Sheriff Over Destroyed Plants
By The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, NY

Canadian Filmmaker Launches “Philhempthropic” Hemp for the Homeless Program
By Hemp for the Homeless

Agricultural Water Contaminated with Forever Chemicals Could Taint Crops, Colorado Study Finds
By The Colorado Sun

Bob Hoban: Mexico Set to Legalize World’s Largest Cannabis Market; U.S. Soon to Be Sandwiched Between Two Nations with Federally Legalized Cannabis
By Forbes

China Dedicates Financial Resources, Infrastructure to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Market
By HempToday

Thailand to Allow Use of Hemp, Cannabis in Food and Cosmetics
By The Bangkok Post

Israeli Genetics Firm CanBreed Acquires San Diego Hemp Farm
By Hemp Grower

SAVE THE DATE: Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event
Join Let’s Talk Hemp, We Are for Better Alternatives and NoCo Hemp Expo as we kick of 2021 with the 3rd Annual Winter Hemp Summit. Held Jan. 14, 2021, this daylong virtual conference and trade event will showcase top leaders and innovators in the industrial hemp market

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Building Sustainably with Industrial Hemp, Presented by the Florida Hemp Council, Cloverleaf University and the U.S. Hemp Building Association, Dec. 3, 2020

Cultivating Entrepreneurship in the Hemp Business, Dec. 8, 2020, Presented by U.S. Hemp Roundtable and the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Dec. 8, 2020

Hemp Collective Virtual Summit II, Presented by New Hope Network, Dec. 9, 2020

National Hemp Growers Cooperative Conference For Growers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, Dec. 10-11, 2020, Vicksburg, MI

Winter Emerge Virtual Conference, Dec. 15-17, 2020

Winter Hemp Summit Virtual Conference & Networking Event, Powered by We Are for Better Alternatives, January 14, 2021

Midwest iHemp Expo, January 22-23, 2021, Presented by iHemp Michigan

Asian Hemp Summit, Presented by HempToday, January 29-31, 2021, Park Village Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal

Industrial Hemp Summit, Danville, VA, Feb. 22-23, 2021

NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo7, March 25-27, 2021, National Western Complex, Denver, CO

Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 20-21, 2021, Nashville, TN

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Help Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert
Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.

Comment on New York State’s Draft Hemp and CBD Regulations
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is accepting public comments on draft hemp and CBD regulations covering manufacturing, licensing, labeling, testing and inspections for processing and selling hemp extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes, including CBD. The DOH will accept public comments on the new regulations from Nov. 10, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2021 – meaning they could take effect as soon as the first quarter of next year. To comment, email, call 518-473-7488 or visit here for more information.

Complete the NIHC and HIA National Hemp Checkoff Survey
Please take a look at the attached survey, providing education on programs to research hemp, educate about him and promote hemp products nationally and internationally. The potential for a “Hemp Check-off Program” relies on bringing together the industry if there’s enough interest in these programs. Please take 2 minutes and complete the following survey, letting us know if your organization is interested in exploring check-off programs to benefit the hemp economy.

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