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Eric Hurlock will hit the road in just about two weeks for Lancaster Farming’s first-ever cross-country tour of hemp farms and industry events. Read more

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This week, Lancaster Farming talks to someone in the hemp industry — He’s not a farmer or a processor. He’s not an inventor or a scientist. But he has a unique perspective on the industry. He’s a journalist about to go on an epic road trip, visiting with hemp farmers and entrepreneurs across the county to help tell the story of hemp in America in 2021. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, we talk to Seth Crawford, founder of Oregon CBD, one of the leaders in hemp seed production and breeding. Oregon CBD always seems to be one step ahead of the industry and they just did it again by making triploid hemp commercially available from growers. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast we talk to Jonathon John, lab manager at Choice Extraction Inc. in Washington, Pennsylvania, where they focus on extraction and refinement of cannabinoid hemp. Read more

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This week’s main guest is freelance writer Janet Burns, whose article How Cannabis Coevolved with Humanity and Could Save It Now was published on Forbes.com last year. We also talk to hempcrete builder Cameron McIntosh about Project Hemp Home. Read more

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The first guest on the hemp podcast this week is Fred Strathmeyer from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture where he oversees the state’s industrial hemp program. Then we talk to Cynthia Petrone Hudock and Garrett Hall from CSQI – Cannabis Services Quality Index – a new company that promises to bring transparency and accountability to the hemp supply chain. Read more

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This week’s podcast is the Steve Groff episode. Not only do we talk to cover crop pioneer Steve Groff from Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Lancaster County, where he’s growing hemp and launching a brand of CBD products for people and pets, but we also check back in with Dr. Steve Groff from Groff North America and Windridge Farm in York County. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast, we talk to David De Vore, result and development technical consultant with Leyton, an international funding innovation consulting firm that specializes in working with hemp farmers to take advantage of R&D tax credits offered by the IRS. Read more

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West Town Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer Melissa Marsal talks about her experience working with hemp farmers and the things hemp farmers have had to resort to in lieu of reliable banking. She talks about what hemp farmers need to consider when looking for a bank, and what kinds of questions they should be prepared to answer when they’re in discussions with a bank. Read more

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COEXIST Build is a design firm owned and operated by wife and husband team Anastasiya Konopatskaya and Drew Oberholtzer whose focus is on designing healthy, environmentally friendly buildings and supplying the industry with healthy building materials, such as hempcrete blocks and hemp batt insulation. Read more

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On this week's hemp podcast we talk to Chris Allen from Hemp Federation Ireland, Jonathan Miller from Us Hemp Roundtable, and Hannah Smith-Brubaker from Pasa Sustainable Agriculture. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, our guest is Eric Sandy, digital editor of Hemp Grower Magazine, one of the best resources hemp farmers have for learning about their crop and developing their craft. Read more

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On this week’s podcast, we talk to the two Pennsylvania state senators who introduced a bill that would legalize adult use cannabis in the state. Senators Sharif Street and Daniel Laughlin, a democrat and republic respectively, introduced the bill last week and said that it prioritizes safety, social equity and agriculture. Read more

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This week on the podcast, Lancaster Farming talks to Andrew Bish, the COO of Bish Enterprises and the founder of Hemp Harvest Works, both in Giltner, Nebraska. Bish enterprises is known for its header adapters, and they do custom builds of large-scale headers and research headers for the soy and sorghum industries. Read more

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On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Joy Beckerman about her work in the hemp industry, where the industry stands now, where it’s heading, and how to create an industry that is fair and respectful to the most import players in the industry — the farmers. Read more

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Seed breeders have primarily focused on cannabinoids, in lockstep with that burgeoning, volatile segment. Others, like New West Genetics, have leveraged microbiology and statistical analysis in the development of novel, multipurpose varieties. Read more

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This week, Lancaster Farming talks to Ben Raymond, food scientist and director of research and development at Victory Hemp Foods in Kentucky, where they make highly functional hemp ingredients for super-nutritious, plant-based foods, such as hemp protein concentrates, hemp seed oils & shelled hemp seeds. Read more

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This week we talk to Courtney Moran LL.M., chief legislative strategist at Agricultural Hemp Solutions, a group that is lobbying Congress to secure a science-based legal hemp concentration limit of 1% THC in the definition of hemp. Read more

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On this week’s hemp podcast, Lancaster Farming talks to Caleb Kauffman, owner of Lancashire Hemp in Lancaster County, where he has spent the past two years growing hemp and building a co-op with local farmers to grow CBD flower for the smokable hemp market. Read more

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The potential for hemp in U.S. crop rotations provides a compelling option for farmers. Hemp prices, and other commodity prices, influence a farmer’s planting intentions to some extent. Read more