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The Hemp Feed Coalition's executive director Hunter Buffington is the guest on the Hemp Podcast this week.

On our first podcast of the 2021, Lancaster Farming talks to Hunter Buffington, the executive director at the Hemp Feed Coalition, a group that advocates for federal approval for hemp and its byproducts for use as animal feed.

The coalition’s vision is to give hemp producers and processors access to the billion dollar animal feed and supplements market.

The pathway to federal approval is time consuming and complicated, requiring research and testing for all components of the plant and for each species. The task at hand is daunting, but Buffington believes it will ultimately be successful – a win-win for hemp farmers and livestock producers.

Hemp Feed Coalition

https://hempfeedcoalition.org/

News Nuggets

What's Happening in the 'Canopy Growth v. GW Pharmaceuticals' Lawsuit?

https://www.hempgrower.com/article/canopy-growth-gw-pharmaceuticals-lawsuit-extraction/

Improved THC Testing Could Be Ready by the End of 2021

https://www.hempgrower.com/article/hemp-thc-testing/

Humboldt County Planning Commission considers permanent ban on industrial hemp

https://www.times-standard.com/2021/01/05/planning-commission-considers-permanent-ban-on-industrial-hemp/

Dr. Rand Paul Introduces HEMP Act to Relieve Unnecessary Constraints on Hemp Industry, Provide Transparency and Certainty

https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/dr-rand-paul-introduces-hemp-act-relieve-unnecessary-constraints-hemp-industry-provide

Pennsylvania Sees Great Promise for Hemp in 2021

https://www.hempgrower.com/article/hemp-pennsylvania-sustainability/

Alabama hemp company launches new fiber processing plant

https://hempindustrydaily.com/alabama-hemp-company-launches-new-fiber-processing-plant/

These Hemp Flower Cigarettes Can Help You Kick Your Nicotine Habit

https://futurism.com/oklahoma-smokes-hemp-flower-cigarettes

USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans for Rhode Island, the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians

https://www.ams.usda.gov/content/usda-approves-hemp-production-plans-rhode-island-soboba-band-luiseno-indians

Pennsylvania Hemp Summit

https://pahempsummit.com/

Check out the Southern Oregon Hemp Co-Operators'

2021 Golden Grow Awards

January 30, from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Ashland Hills Hotel in Ashland, OR. The event will be held in accordance with CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines and will be livestreamed via megatron technology.

https://soorhempco-op.com/

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