UVM Extension: UVM Extension Hemp Research Underway

June 6, 2016 Under the leadership of agronomist Heather Darby, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program has begun an industrial hemp research project. The 2014 Farm Bill legalized university research on industrial hemp as a commercial crop. To that end, Darby and her team secured needed permissions, seeds, and funding to Continue Reading

WCAX: UVM conducts research on industrial hemp crop

Jun 03, 2016 By Judy Simpson Full Article ALBURGH, Vt. – You can’t legally grow pot in Vermont, but you can grow hemp. At Borderview research farm the plants are coming up.  From hops, to cover crops, to vegetables – research is underway. But it is the latest crop that is getting some attention. Industrial hemp Continue Reading

Lancaster Farming: Vt. Researcher Eager to Expand Hemp Research

By Leon Thompson 5/27/16 Full Article BURLINGTON, Vt. — After two years working through barriers, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team is raising money to research hemp. UVM is the first university in the Northeast to conduct hemp research with the aim of benefiting farmers and has launched a crowdfunding campaign Continue Reading

Hemp Industries Association Files Petition with Drug Enforcement Administration to Remove Hemp from Controlled Substances Act

Press Release 5/31/16 Press Conference to Discuss De-Schedule of Hemp to Occur June 1st WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, in conjunction with the Kentucky Hemp Industry Council, will file a petition with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove industrial hemp plants from Continue Reading

VPR: Vermont’s Third Hemp-Growing Season: More Acreage, New Products

By Jon Kalish May 16, 2016 Full Article Farmers have started planting Vermont’s third hemp crop. Though their numbers are few, the acreage devoted to hemp has significantly increased this year, as has the direction of the state’s fledgling hemp industry. A survey conducted by this reporter of hemp growers registered with the Agency of Continue Reading

VT Digger: UVM Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks Donations For Hemp Research

News Release — UVM Extension May 3, 2016 Contact: Heather Darby (802) 524-6501, ext. 437 or (800) 639-2130 (Vermont calls only) E-mail: heather.darby@uvm.edu Burlington–University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for industrial hemp research to benefit farmers in Vermont and the region. The goal Continue Reading

The Commons: A plant with purpose

By Emily Peyton 5/4/16 All the attention is focused on marijuana policy reform, but its cousin, hemp, shines with promise for applications in sustainable building and numerous other beneficial applications Full Article Much media ado about marijuana reminds me of media coverage of Donald Trump’s opponents: Hemp is a more worthy candidate for our attention, Continue Reading

Summit Daily: Industrial hemp gaining traction in ag industry

By Nikki Work 4/17/16 Full Article GREELEY, Colo. — Two years ago, Rick Trojan and his team at Colorado Cultivars found a wild hemp plant growing on the side of the road. It looked kind of like a Christmas tree, he said. They brought it into their greenhouse and began doing research, cultivating different strains Continue Reading