On episode 79 of the podcast, we cover some of the recent hemp news, including how the COVID-19 shutdown is affecting the application process for hemp growers in Pennsylvania. Plus Georgia and Iowa now have official hemp programs, and South Dakota has finally legalized industrial hemp at the state level. And the National Hemp Association is offering a hemp growers webinar series for its members. Read more

The hemp scene in New York state is a big, awkward, 4-year old. To date, the hemp industry has been a rapidly changing system of growers, processors, buyers, customers, researchers and regulatory agents — each with growing pains. Read more

Episode 74: This week we talk to Josh Leidhecker of Susquehanna Hemp and Susquehanna Mills in Lycoming County, where he’s been growing for fiber, seed and CBD since 2017. From grain hemp to the current CBD market, this wide-ranging interview will be of great interest to hemp farmers. Read more

Episode 74: This week we talk to Josh Leidhecker of Susquehanna Hemp and Susquehanna Mills in Lycoming County, where he’s been growing for fiber, seed and CBD since 2017. From grain hemp to the current CBD market, this wide-ranging interview will be of great interest to hemp farmers. We als… Read more

On this week’s podcast, we talk to Representative Margo Davidson, a Democrat from the 164th Legislative District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Representative Russ Diamond, a Republican from the 102nd Legislative District in Lebanon County, who have formed an informal industrial hemp caucus in the Pennsylvania State House in effort to educate their fellow lawmakers on hemp and to ensure that all citizens of the Commonwealth can benefit from what Diamond calls an “economic boon” for the state. Read more

Episode 71: This week we talk to Jay Stucky, a CBD hemp farmer in upstate New York. His many concerns about the CBD industry include the high price of CBD and how processors and retailers are making all the money — not the farmers. In this wide ranging conversation, Stucky addresses the call… Read more

Episode 71: This week we talk to Jay Stucky, a CBD hemp farmer in upstate New York. His many concerns about the CBD industry include the high price of CBD and how processors and retailers are making all the money — not the farmers. In this wide ranging conversation, Stucky addresses the call to raise the THC level in hemp from 0.3% to 1%, which he says is not necessary. Read more

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has submitted the state’s plan to regulate industrial hemp to the USDA. With passage of the 2018 Farm Bill and issuing of USDA interim rules, states who wish to maintain oversight of industrial hemp production must submit a plan before Oct. 31. Read more

Episode 70: On this episode of the podcast we talk to hemp builder Cameron McIntosh of Americhanvre Cast-Hemp in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and we also check in with Dr. Steve Groff from Groff North America to hear about their expansion in the CBD space with Pharmacy Partners. Read more

Episode 70: On this episode of the podcast we talk to hemp builder Cameron McIntosh of Americhanvre Cast-Hemp in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Hemp has many properties that make it an ideal building material. Whn mixed with lime, it becomes mold-, mildew-, rot- and pest-resistant, and very nearl… Read more

Episode 69: This week we talk to seed breeder Joe Ullman from Atlas Seed Company where they're bringing to market two autoflower varieties of industrial hemp this year. We explore the benefits of autoflower and why it’s perfect for commercial production of CBD, especially in light of the new USDA rules. Read more

Episode 69: This week we talk to seed breeder Joe Ullman from Atlas Seed Company where they're bringing to market two autoflower varieties of industrial hemp this year. We explore the benefits of autoflower and why it’s perfect for commercial production of CBD, especially in light of the new… Read more

Episode 68: Farmers in New Jersey can now grow industrial hemp in the Garden State. In this week’s show, we talk to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher and the Director of the Division of Plant Industry at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture Joe Zoltowski. We dig into the de… Read more

Episode 68: Farmers in New Jersey can now grow industrial hemp in the Garden State. In this week’s show, we talk to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher and the Director of the Division of Plant Industry at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture Joe Zoltowski. Read more

Equipment manufacturer New Holland Agriculture has partnered with the National Hemp Association, a hemp advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., to accelerate the return of the hemp commodity crop to farms across North America, under the banner “Pushing Progress Together.” Read more

Episode 67: This week’s Industrial Hemp Podcast was recorded live at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, featuring an in-depth discussion of the 2020 hemp program in Pennsylvania with Fred Strathmeyer, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and Sarah Pickel, the hemp program coordinator… Read more

Episode 67: This week’s Industrial Hemp Podcast was recorded live at the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, featuring an in-depth discussion of the 2020 hemp program in Pennsylvania with Fred Strathmeyer, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and Sarah Pickel, the hemp program coordinator at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Read more

Episode 65/66 Over the course of this show, we’ve talked to many wonderful, passionate, knowledgeable people from the world of industrial hemp – farmers, inventors, visionaries, business leaders, policy makers, artists – and so to celebrate the end of the year, we thought we’d check back in… Read more

In part ONE of the Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast Year End Spectacular Double Episode, we talk to National Hemp Association chairman Geoff Whaling, cannabis lawyer Nathalie Bougenies, hemp sports car maker Bruce Dietzen, and a hemp farmer from the plain community of Lancaster County. Read more

Episode 65/66 Over the course of this show, we’ve talked to many wonderful, passionate, knowledgeable people from the world of industrial hemp – farmers, inventors, visionaries, business leaders, policy makers, artists – and so to celebrate the end of the year, we thought we’d check back in… Read more

2019 started optimistically for hemp enthusiasts. The president had just signed the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the commercial growing of the crop after an 80-year prohibition. Read more

This week on the Industrial Hemp Podcast we talk to hemp farmer Ben Davies from Wild Fox Farm in eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania, where he and his wife Karah have developed 17 different retail products from their high CBD hemp harvest – everything from lip balm and tinctures to herbal tea and pet products. Read more

Episode 64: This week on the Industrial Hemp Podcast we talk to hemp farmer Ben Davies from Wild Fox Farm in eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania, where he and his wife Karah have developed 17 different retail products from their high CBD hemp harvest – everything from lip balm and tinctures … Read more

This week we talk to Sarah Yetman, owner of CDB importer and exporter Sovereignport, explains how she works with farmers, governments and businesses all around the world to provide shipping and logistics solutions for buyers and sellers of CBD, from isolate to flower to biomass. Read more

This week’s guest, Steve Allin, has been using hemp as a building material for decades on hemp projects all over the world. He is the director of the International Health Building Association and has quite literally written the book on Building with Hemp. Read more

Episode 62: While the hemp industry buzzes about CBD, it’s important to remember the other side of industrial hemp: the fiber side. Fiber varieties of the cannabis plant have been grown since ancient times to make paper, clothing and building materials. This week’s guest, Steve Allin, has b… Read more

Episode 61: This week we talk to Larry Nagle, founder of the Cannabis College of America, designed to teach students the various phases of growing, harvesting, drying and packaging hemp. The school will offer online and in class sessions starting this January. Nagle’s deep experience with … Read more

This week we talk to Larry Nagle, founder of the Cannabis College of America, designed to teach students the various phases of growing, harvesting, drying and packaging hemp. The school will offer online and in class sessions starting this January. Read more

Barbara Miller believes in both the economic and medical benefits of the cannabis plant, so it's no surprise that industrial hemp is at the center of her business plan for her farm, Crescere, in Madison County, Virginia. Read more

As the hemp industry invents itself in Pennsylvania, many new and surprising partnerships arise. Cynthia Petrone-Hudock spent most of her career in finance and healthcare, but now she’s the CEO for Hemp-Alternative, and is joined on the podcast by Jamie Hicks, crop farmer and co-owner of Hicks Brothers, LLC, the farming operation that raised hemp in partnership with Hemp-Alternative. Read more

Episode 59: This week’s show is divided into three parts. First we talk to Joshua Decatur, CEO of Trace, a Vermont-based technology company that is building a block-chain based application that will help standardize and verify hemp crop information, making a crop easily traceable from farm … Read more

First we talk to Joshua Decatur, CEO of Trace, a Vermont-based technology company that is building a block-chain based application that will help standardize and verify hemp crop information. Then we talk to hemp farmer Bryson Clark from Horseheads, New York. And then we hear from Dr. Steve Groff of Groff North America. Read more

Episode 58: This week we talk to Dr. Ruth Welliver, the director of the Bureau of Plant Industry at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which over sees the industrial hemp program in the state. We talk about what PDA got right this year and what lessons it’s learning for next year. P… Read more

Episode 56: On this week’s podcast we talk to Dr. Mowgli Holmes, co-founder and CEO of Phylos, a plant science company that is trying to revolutionize the hemp industry through data, technology and expertise. Read more

Episode 56: On this week’s podcast we talk to Dr. Mowgli Holmes, co-founder and CEO of Phylos, a plant science company that is trying to revolutionize the hemp industry through data, technology and expertise. In this wide ranging interview we discuss plant breeding, cannabis genetics, why s… Read more

Growers in New York are also getting involved in hemp production. The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets lists about 58 entities that process hemp in New York. According to Cornell Cooperative Extension, approximately 3,500 acres of New York farmland was approved for industrial hemp research in 2018, an increase of more than double from the previous year. Read more

Seven farmers share their stories of theft and security in the newest episode of the Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast. These farmers employ methods of security ranging from field cams and motion sensors to armed guards and booby traps. Read more

There has been a spate of thefts at Pennsylvania hemp farms. CBD plants are being topped and hauled away, and in some cases entire plants have been stolen. Some farms have lost dozens of plants, others over a thousand. Who would have guessed that the biggest pest to the hemp crop would turn… Read more

Hemp farmers, researchers and policy experts talked about farming practices on Tuesday during the inaugural Pennsylvania Hemp Summit at the Lancaster County Convention Center, an event presented by the state Ag Department and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Read more

Episode 54: Live from the 2019 Pennsylvania Hemp Summit at the Lancaster Convention Center in downtown Lancaster, PA, where we talk to seed breeders and hemp growers Tom Culton and Joe Ullman, who spoke about the importance of knowing where your seed comes from and why autoflower genetics might just be the next big thing in hemp farming. Read more

Episode 54: This week we taped our show on stage at the 2019 Pennsylvania Hemp Summit at the Lancaster Convention Center in d owntown Lancaster, PA. The guests on the show were seed breeders and hemp growers Tom Culton and Joe Ullman, who spoke about the importance of knowing where your see… Read more

Episode 53: On this week’s show, we check in with the gang at Floyd’s of Leadville – Floyd Landis, Jake Sitler and Wayne Bendistis – who bring us up to speed on their endeavor to contract Pennsylvania farmers to grow high-quality, organic hemp for their line of nationally distributed CBD pro… Read more

Episode 53: On this week’s show, we check in with the gang at Floyd’s of Leadville – Floyd Landis, Jake Sitler and Wayne Bendistis – who bring us up to speed on their endeavor to contract Pennsylvania farmers to grow high-quality, organic hemp for their line of nationally distributed CBD products. Read more

Since the Farm Bill has legalized growing hemp, producers and researchers are working to learn about the most effective harvesting methods. Read more

Episode 52: On this week’s show, we talk to Tara Caton, the research coordinator at the Rodale Institute where she is the leader of the industrial hemp research trials. The institute is studying the weed suppression benefits of industrial hemp when it’s added into crop rotation and no-till f… Read more

Episode 52: On this week’s show, we talk to Tara Caton, the research coordinator at the Rodale Institute where she is the leader of the industrial hemp research trials. Then we talk to organic hemp farmer Eric White, also known as the Wild American. Read more

Alan Wagner, owner of Wagner’s Greenhouses in Altoona, Pennsylvania, had been in the greenhouse business for 45 years. Now, he exclusively grows industrial hemp. Read more

Hemp farming and fiber production were an important part of our state heritage until the door was closed by federal regulation 70 years ago. When Congress reopened that door with the 2014 federal Farm Bill, Pennsylvania wedged a boot firmly in the door early and built a robust research program to explore the range of issues tied to building a hemp market in Pennsylvania. Read more

On this week's show, we feature a small first time hemp operation in Bucks County. We talk to farmers Rich Yang and Nicholas Cole of Under the Sun Hemp, where they just installed a drying facility. We also check in with Team Pennsylvania's Kelly Kundratic about the 2019 Hemp Summit in Lanca… Read more

On this week's show, we feature a small first time hemp operation in Bucks County. We talk to farmers Rich Yang and Nicholas Cole of Under the Sun Hemp, where they just installed a drying facility. Read more

Episode 50: On this week’s show we discuss how this ancient crop, often harvested by hand, is a bright spot of ag innovation, and how some Lancaster County farmers already have the systems in place for a smooth transition to growing hemp. Then we hear from deputy ag secretary Fred Strathmeye… Read more

Episode 50: On this week’s show we discuss how this ancient crop, often harvested by hand, is a bright spot of ag innovation, and how some Lancaster County farmers already have the systems in place for a smooth transition to growing hemp. Read more

The Slaytons looked over their field of young hemp plants in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and noted that they were far behind the expected growth plateau for this time of season and said simply, “We planted too late, but we couldn’t help it. We didn’t get them planted until early June.” Read more

Episode 49: On this week's show we talk to Delaware Valley University biology professor Dr. Chris Tipping. A trained entomologist, Tipping has been involved with his university’s industrial hemp research program since its inception in 2017. Tipping discusses the various pests a hemp farmer… Read more

Since legalizing industrial hemp nationwide with the 2018 Farm Bill, interest in the versatile commodity has taken off in New York. For the first time, Empire Farm Days, the largest outdoor ag show in the Northeast, featured a brand-new Hemp Center. Read more