Scott Thellman loves to experiment on his farm. So when Kansas opened up the Industrial Hemp Research Program in the winter of 2019, Thellman applied to join.?
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World Ag Expo has been occurring for quite a long time in Tulare, California but it’s one of the first times hemp has been front and center at the Expo.
Interest in growing industrial hemp as a commercial crop is up in Kansas where regulators are reporting a 30% rise in licensing applications for the second year of the state's research program.
The attorney general in Wyoming has said the state is close to setting statewide hemp-growing regulations amid concerns from farmers about missing the upcoming growing season.
Kentucky's Department of Agriculture will continue operating its hemp program as a research pilot program for another year before transitioning to a commercial program, the agency said.
Growing hemp would be legal in Idaho under proposed legislation introduced Tuesday.
Ohio farmers are one step closer to planting hemp as soon as this spring following a vote Thursday by a legislative rule-making committee.
USDA announcing this week it's rolling out federal crop insurance for hemp growers in 21 states. USDA's Risk Management Agency pilot insurance program will cover the 2020 hemp crop in certain counties in those states.