Global Smart Commodity Group announced the inaugural launch of its hemp spot market.
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the Interim Final Rule for the Domestic Production of Hemp, legalizing hemp production — grain, fiber and cannabinoids — in the United States for the first time in nearly 70 years.
The transportation link in the industrial hemp supply chain is more complex than shipping corn or soybeans.
The industrial hemp industry is still in its infancy in Illinois and a new venture is underway to create viable models for its success. Mississippi Fiberworks was developed last year at the Savanna Industrial Park, and Robert Davies detailed the new initiative at the recent Illinois Hemp Summit, hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Fasteners, composites, plastics and biofuel — all made with industrial hemp fiber — will come under the spotlight at Eastern Illinois University this year.
For nearly five decades, Ivy League Farms has been growing fruits and vegetables in rural Kankakee County. The family owned operation added another crop — industrial hemp — in 2019, and Evera Ivy shared the family’s experiences at the recent Illinois Hemp Summit, hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
The industrial hemp industries’ sophomore year saw a production reduction due to pandemic-related impacts on the market, workforce safety challenges, and other issues.
Industrial hemp is one of the fastest growing crops across Midwestern fields, and researchers are recruiting producers in the race to learn more.
This is the first year that hemp is allowed to be grown in Indiana as a commercial crop, not just a research crop.
Through Purdue Global, a new online course is being offered that takes a deep dive and a comprehensive look at hemp as a crop and a product.