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Hemp on the Shelf: What You Need to Know About the Hemp-Based Food Market

Hemp-based foods — seeds, oil, even meat alternatives – have exploded out of the niche health-food store sector and into mainstream grocery baskets.?However, the grocery game isn’t?for novices. In this session, you will learn: What we know and don’t know about shelf stability, packaging and ingredient integration The regulations and certifications should you be in […]

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Navigating the Current Landscape: An Update on the USDA and FDA

In February, after the USDA delayed the DEA testing requirement for hemp, the industry breathed a short sigh of relief. But the crop’s new regulator says to expect little lenience in the long run, and that the industry’s wish to raise THC limits on hemp is a total no-go without congressional interference. Meanwhile, a global […]

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A Closer Look at The Development of Hemp Genetics

One big lesson hemp farmers learned in 2019 was this – not every hemp variety works for everyone. Hemp genetics are changing and evolving to produce very specific hemp plants to serve a specific purpose. Whether you are growing for grain, fiber, CBD or one of the new up-and-coming minor cannabinoids, success at harvest depends on starting […]

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Hire Learning: Strategies to Overcome Today’s Hemp Workforce Challenges

The industry is now competing with multinational agricultural conglomerates to attract talent on the farm and off the farm, from cultivation experts to skilled processors and retailers. Operators now also have access to alternative labor options.  In a time when many industries are having to layoff or furlough employees, how has the hemp industry dealt […]

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A Look Ahead: The Marijuana and Hemp Markets

Marijuana Business Daily Research Editor Eli McVey and Hemp Editor Kristen Nichols will share their expertise on how 2020 is going to shake out given unexpected industry challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.  They will also look ahead and discuss how 2020 provides insights into the outlook for both industries  in 2021 […]

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Keynote: Think Bigger

“Now is the time for a revolution in the cannabis industry.  We’re here to inspire brands to think bigger while helping expand the diversity of products, people and thinking in the industry” – Dia Simms In this session, award-winning entrepreneur Dia Simms – who has worked closely with musician/businessman Sean “Diddy” Combs – will  talk about how the hemp and marijuana companies need to “Think […]

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Fiber, Food and Fuel: Advancing Industrial Hemp Products

It is common knowledge in the hemp industry that cannabinoids are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the plant’s commercial potential. The plants seeds, fibers and hurd all present tantalizing opportunities, with applications from the grocery store to the garage. Some believe the CBD peak has already passed and that savvy hemp entrepreneurs should […]

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