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Testing and Product Safety of Hemp and CBD Products

Hemp and CBD products are flooding the market – and not all of them are good for you or will meet their label claim.  FDA regulations and hemp USDA testing protocols are still looming and as a result, producers of hemp and CBD products are self-regulating.   Fortunately, there are some guidelines and certification processes available to producers to keep the industry and their consumers safe. […]

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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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Hemp Hangout Roundtable Discussion: The Exploration of Minor Cannabinoids

Hemp operators are finding that they are cannabinoids beyond CBD that are bringing in major profits if cultivated and extracted properly.  This is an open discussion to learn more about these minor cannabinoids, provide your experiences cultivated and manufacturing these minor cannabinoids and what are some of the major opportunities hemp players are seeing within this market.   […]

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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 New World: How Hemp Operators Have Adapted in the 2020 Fallout

2020 was going to be a new year for the hemp industry, but probably not in the way that many operators anticipated.  The first quarter ended with the outbreak of a global pandemic and an economic shutdown.  The impact trickled and soon many hemp farmers, processors and ancillary services found themselves having to adjust business […]

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From Illegal to Essential: The New Cultural, Regulatory and Economic Factors Influencing the Marijuana and Hemp Market

This session will look at the cultural, regulatory and economic factors influencing the hemp and cannabis markets along with the shift from “first movers” to “empire builders” and what that means for both industries. Andrew Livingston, director of economics and research at the law firm Vicente Sederberg, has been providing analysis on legal and regulatory […]

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