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Newsletter – May 8, 2024

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – May 8, 2024

After Boom and Bust, Could Hemp Market Be Stabilizing?

By Steve Hoffman

Could the hemp industry be on the cusp of a turnaround? After several years of volatility for U.S. hemp growers, prices and acreage in many states are beginning to stabilize or are rising modestly, according to the National Hemp Report, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in April 2024.

According to the USDA, the value of U.S. hemp crop production in 2023 totaled $291 million, up 18% from 2022. Based on a survey sent out in January 2024 to producers across the country as part of USDA’s national agriculture census, the report shows signs of renewed market growth and improved on-farm efficiencies. “There was the big boom, then the big falloff, and this year everything is sort of leveling out,” Joshua Bates, a USDA statistician who wrote the landmark National Hemp Report, told MJBiz Daily.

This article that first appeared in the Presence Marketing Newsletter

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21st Annual European Industrial Hemp Association Conference to be held in Prague, Czech Republic

By EIHA – European Industrial Hemp Association

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) is pleased to announce the 21st Annual European Industrial Hemp Association Conference, scheduled to take place from June 6-7, 2024, at the prestigious Prague Congress Centre in Prague, Czech Republic.

The two-day event is set to bring together a diverse array of industry leaders, researchers, policymakers, and experts to delve into the latest advancements and opportunities within the dynamic hemp sector. Attendees can expect insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and actionable strategies aimed at driving the future of industrial hemp across Europe and beyond.

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Experience Hemp Prague and the 21st Annual EIHA Conference
June 5-7, 2024, Prague, Czech Republic

The 1st Tokyo International Hemp Conference
September 24-26, 2024, Tokyo, Japan

Andean Hemp and Cannabis Trade Forum
October 17-18, 2024, Lima, Peru

 Asia International Hemp Expo and Forum 2024
November 27-30, 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

11th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo – We go to ELEVEN
April 10-12, 2025, Estes Park, Colorado

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