Posts by Niki Vandenburgh

USDA Clarifies Industrial Hemp Production for Indian Tribes

This notice clarifies avenues for Tribal participation under authorities in the 2014 Farm Bill to grow industrial hemp for research purposes during the 2019 growing season. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, an Indian tribe can enter into a partnership or contract with an institution of higher education or a State department of agriculture both within…

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A Growing Opportunity in Hemp for Native American Tribes

For Native American Tribes, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018—informally known as the 2018 farm bill, now signed into law—opens a promising new door to economic opportunity: hemp. Specifically, the new law legalizes production of industrial hemp, with certain controls, and gives tribes equal footing with states in seeking regulatory approval for hemp production. A…

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Developers race to meet demand for hemp-specific technology

Solutions for harvesting and processing the entire hemp plant are in overwhelming demand as inventors, engineers and other assorted tinkerers work feverishly to develop ground-breaking technology and machines for both small and large hemp-centric operations. That was the general conclusion of 30 industry leaders from 14 countries who gathered to discuss the global state of…

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Hemp Industries Association® Presents 26th Annual 
Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina

PHOENIX, AZ — The Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®), a non-profit trade association consisting of more than fifteen-hundred of members, will host its annual conference Friday, November 1, through Monday, November 4, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 26th annual conference will feature a local hemp industry tour followed by two days of speaker and panel programming and…

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