Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Agriculture shared accomplishments made in 2022 to support the state’s No. 1 industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will send the Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry to 382 Illinois producers on Jan. 19.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is already planning for the 2023 farm bill, where the organization will advocate for 10 specific areas of agriculture.
As the sun came up over my farm the other day, it reflected off the wet grass and I heard the familiar chirping of the birds. My entire life, I’ve experienced mornings like this. For a long time, it was with my father as we were wrapping up the morning milking.
The Illinois State Fair, an 11-day showcase of agriculture and family fun, kicked off Aug. 11 with the theme “Grow With Us.”
Multiple events have been scheduled for the University of Illinois’ Agronomy Days. The Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and U of I Extension will host a series of events all season long.
Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is committing more resources to support the industrial hemp industry, including the addition of a testing lab to work in conjunction with private sector labs.
Indiana Farm Bureau plays an active role in the state’s hemp industry. Jeff Cummins, associate director for policy engagement for INFB, discussed hemp during a podcast hosted by Midwest Hemp Council.
Hemp at the Crossroads conference will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Plainfield. The event will include a trade show and educational sessions. Topics include insurance, CBD, business and more.
This harvest season, pumpkins and apples aren’t the only autumn commodities available to pick yourself in Johnson County.
Researchers at Southwest Purdue Agriculture Center are studying hemp and the benefits of growing it.
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.