The $17 billion bill passed through the House last week, but several snags keep the Senate from voting, including hemp regulations.
USDA’s goal is to issue regulations in fall 2019 to accommodate the 2020 planting season, the agency said in a recent release.
We asked Tom Dermody, vice president of operations for Bija Hemp in Denver, Colo., some pressing questions about hemp seed regulation and availability:
There are many good uses for cannabis that have nothing to do with recreational drug use.
Whether seed, fiber or cannabidiol (CBD), hemp growers share a colossal commonality: They are all learning on the go.
The 2018 farm bill means the legalities around growing hemp across the country will soon be worked out.
A Trump wall made of hemp is far from reality, but the concept reflects the remarkable promise of a once-maligned crop emerging in the marketplace.