This is a must read to everyone who wants to be involved in industrial hemp farming. Get the real facts! This doc details and addresses all major concerns from planting to relationships to "pot". Best of all, this isnt a report from a promoter or supporter, its from the US Department of Agriculture and was used … Continue Reading ››
After speaking with the Virginia department of agriculture and a few other sources. We have been made aware of four separate efforts to draft bills allowing for industrial hemp cultivation. We are still working to understand the scope of each version however. The timing and scope are the greatest cconcern. With many … Continue Reading ››
http://www.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/news/nelson-native-has-plan-for-hemp/article_8e870f76-f179-11e3-a6d2-0017a43b2370.html We got a little press yesterday. Please spread the word to help us get more traction. We need to get industrial hemp in front of the Virginia General Assembly so we can begin working on pilot programs!
One more big step for industrial hemp farming! Rep. Massie of Kentucky successfully pushed a house amendment with the following language: "An amendment to prohibit the use of funds in contravention of section 7606 ("Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research") of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law No. 113-79) by the Department of Justice or … Continue Reading ››
Yet another win for Industrial Hemp Farming! Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) successfully pushed the Bonamici-Massie-Blumenauer-Polis amendment to H.R. 4660 with a vote of 235-170. This is excellent news! This legislation helps pave the way for Virginia to launch its industrial hemp pilot programs. Continue Reading ››
We had a very productive and promising meeting with Sen Deeds Thursday afternoon! A little background, current Virginia law bans industrial hemp farming throughout the commonwealth. The Virginia house and senate passed resolutions in 1999 and in 2001 pushing for industrial hemp cultivation in Virginia.These resolutions did not do anything to update Virginia law, rather they … Continue Reading ››