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Newsletter – December 28, 2022


Newsletter – December 28, 2022

5 Hemp Projects in USDA Climate Smart Commodities’ Second Tranche

By Jean Lotus, PanXchange

The U.S. Department of Agriculture dropped the second tranche of the total $3.5 billion Climate Smart Commodities grant announcements in December, and hemp is the focus of five grants funded for around $5 million each. 

The grants will explore agricultural carbon-sequestration using biochar and soil microalgae and using hemp in bioplastics. Grants will also support small family farmers to grow fiber hemp and adopt climate smart practices that will reduce greenhouse gasses. 

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New Map Shows Processors, Other Businesses Along Hemp Fiber & Hurd Supply Chain

By Let’s Talk Hemp

The Hemp Industries Association last week announced the availability of a free searchable map intended to help farmers, manufacturers and other businesses along the hemp fiber and hurd supply chain in North America.

Given the challenges associated with storing and shipping large amounts of fiber hemp, farmers interested in growing hemp can use the map to determine if there is a business in their area that could potentially buy the crop. The first-of-its-kind map represents the culmination of months of work by the Hemp Industries Association, the Global Hemp Association, the Midwest Hemp Council and the US Hemp Building Association.

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Let's Talk Hemp News - Happy New Year 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Podcast - The Thai Tapes

The Let’s Talk Hemp Volume Up podcast returns with The Thai Tape series recorded in Thailand during the Asia International Hemp Expo. In this third segment, Morris Beegle speaks with Olive from HempThai about the opportunities for hemp entrepreneurs in Thailand.

Hemp News Spotlight

Google Relaxes Ban on CBD Advertising; Will Allow Ads for CBD Topicals, Bath Bombs, Beauty Products
By The Wall Street Journal

Read Google’s Official Announcement Allowing Advertising of Certain CBD Products
By Google

Congressional Researchers Outline Hemp Regulatory Issues and Possible Solutions for Next Farm Bill
By Marijuana Moment

SAFE Banking Bill Sponsor Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) Makes Final Symbolic Push in Last Committee Hearing Before Retiring
By Marijuana Moment

Marijuana Law Reached Peak Absurdity in 2022
By Truthout

Hempitecture Opens 33,000-Square-Foot, Energy Efficient, Non-Wovens Manufacturing Plant in Idaho
By Nonwovens Industry News

CV Sciences CEO Joseph Dowling Talks About the Company’s Two Divisions, Newest Products
By Proactive Investors

Sarah Stephens, CEO of Midwest Hemp Technology, on the Growth Potential for Hemp Fiber and Grain
By Lancaster Farming

Redwood Reserves CEO Ana Redwood Speaks to CBD Licensing, Sustainable Cultivation and Healthier Products
By Honeysuckle Magazine

Author Martin Lee on the Power and Promise of CBD: ‘It’s a Molecule, Not a Miracle
By Project CBD

People to Know in NY Cannabis: Beryl Solomon, Founder & CEO of CBD eCommerce Retailer Poplar
By New York Upstate

Scientific Literature Review: Uncovering the Secrets of Industrial Hemp in Food and Nutrition
By Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Hemp-Infused Beverage Maker Cann-Ade Achieves USDA Organic Certification

Hemp Plastics Maker Heartland Partners with BASF, Magna International on Program to ‘Decarbonize’ Automobile Manufacturing
By EIN News

California’s BioLab Studio Develops 3-D Printed Mycelium Scaffolding from Wood and Hemp Fiber
By Dezeen

Generation Hemp CEO Gary Evans Weighs In on Bankruptcy of FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange
By Proactive

Florida Outgoing Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried Says She’s Proud of Establishing Hemp Industry in State

Kansas: Positive Change on Horizon in the State for Hemp Products and Hemp Farmers
By Kansas Reflector

$5 Million Grant to Tennessee State University Will Go to Hemp Research and Support for Historically Underserved Farmers
By NewsChannel5, Nashville, TN

Vermont Ex-CBD Shop Owner, Accused of Ripping Off Hemp Farmers, Reaches Plea Deal
By VT Digger

Virginia Governor Youngkin’s Budget Envisions 15-Person Team for Revamped Hemp Oversight
By The Virginia Mercury

Asia Is the Next Frontier in Cannabis, CBD
By Reuters

Australia’s Avecho Biotech Gains Ethics Approval for Phase III Trial of CBD in Treating Insomnia
By Small Caps

Exploring the Legal Status of CBD in the EU and Its Potential Impact on the International Cannabis Market
By Malaysian Digest

Veteran's Discount

NoCo Hemp Expo



Alabama Cooperative Extension System Statewide Industrial Hemp Meetings SeriesJan. 11-20, 2023

 5-Day Hempcrete Contractor Training Clinic with Dion Lefebvre, The Becket Mansion, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 23-27, 2023

Cannabis Community Event and Fundraiser, Jan. 29, 2023, at Topgolf Denver, in Centennial, Colo., hosted by the Realm of Caring Foundation. All proceeds go directly to help fund programs and to continue to provide free guidance for anyone looking to use cannabis and hemp.

9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp

Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit or contact or

Trace Gauges Investment Interest in Hemp and Climate Beneficial Cotton Tampon

Trace Femcare Inc. is proud to announce that it is gauging interest in its community fund-raising round on the investment platform Wefunder. Trace decided to start the campaign to accelerate the company’s growth and to share the upside of its success with family, friends and fans. Learn about Trace and the terms of the offering, and reserve a spot to be an investor here.

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