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US Farm Bill to Greenlight Hemp Research

Posted on January 31, 2014
Farm Bill

The US Farm Bill passed Wednesday, January 29th by a 251-166 vote in the US House of Representatives.The Senate is expected to vote on this bill on Monday, February 3rd. The new legislation allows colleges, universities, and state agriculture departments to grow hemp. Because of a notwithstanding clause, this research is not to subject to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the oversight of the DEA. Federal hemp licenses would not be required.

Study Finds Small Market for Hemp

Posted on January 25, 2000

The government says there is little future in growing industrial hemp even if federal drug agencies were to relent and legalize its production. Hemp, the non-halluciogenic cousin of marijuana, can be used for both clothing and food, but there would only be a “small, thin market” for the crop, according to a study by the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service.

USDA Study Sees Little Market for Hemp

Posted on January 24, 2000

Some 35,000 acres were grown last year in Canada, which legalized hemp production in 1998. The USDA study, which was released Friday, doesn’t see much demand for any of hemp’s uses.

Study douses high hopes for hemp as big US crop

Posted on January 21, 2000

Despite hemp’s cachet as an up and coming textile, it probably never would be a financial bonanza for U.S. growers, a government study said Friday, pouring cold water on some farm income hopes.

Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential

Posted on January 19, 2000

A recently released USDA report, “Industrial Hemp in the United States: Status and Market Potential”, discounts the prospects for hemp as an economically viable alternative crop for American farmers. The U.S. market for hemp is, and will likely remain, a small, thin market.

United States Suspends Guidelines on the Importation of Hempseed

Posted on January 7, 2000

Please advise the exporters of hemp products in your region that US Customs has issued a memorandum on January 5, suspending the guidelines of December 7, 1999.

Operation Eradicate

Posted on September 11, 1999

In the case of cannabis, even the most rigorous host specificity studies will not reassure some people. If the anti-cannabis fungus is now more effective, it could spell disaster for farmers who grow industrial hemp. These varieties of Cannabis sativa end up as vegetable oil or fibre and can be grown legally because they are low in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis.

Marijuana is for the Birds

Posted on June 1, 1971

Nine out of 10 hunters probably couldn’t care less whether marijuana lives or dies. However, marijuana is one of the Midwest’s most valuable cover plants for upland game, and some of the proposals for eradicating it could have terribly damaging effect on all other upland-game cover. And cover is the name of the hunting game. No cover means no game and no hunting.

Hemp for Victory

Posted on January 1, 1942

Transcript of the original 1942 United States Department of Agriculture Film, Hemp for Victory extolling some of the many uses of this ancient plant and premier world resource.