A bipartisan group of Virginia's congressional delegation is advocating for the state's inclusion in a federal crop insurance program for industrial hemp.
AgriLogic Consulting LLC, is working to develop a federal yield-based crop insurance program for industrial hemp, which has been growing in popularity since the passage of the 2018 farm bill legalized the production of the crop.
But there was concern Virginia, which had more than 800 registered growers as of July, would not be eligible for the program. In response, Virginia's two U.S. senators and six members of the House of Representatives wrote a joint letter to AgriLogic asking for the state to be included.
The following officials signed the Sept. 25 letter: Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and Reps. Denver Riggleman, Morgan Griffith, Ben Cline, Abigail Spanberger, Elaine Luria and Don Beyer.
"We have concerns that Virginia is not currently under consideration for a pilot program for the 2020 growing season, despite having a robus [...]
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This event will mark the formal launch of the US Hemp Building Association, a 501c6 trade organization formed to accelerate hemp building adoption in the US.
October 24th & 25th, 2019
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Since 1994, the Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®) is a non-profit trade association representing more than fifteen-hundred (1,500) supporting, farming and business members. The hemp industries are emerging to become a major global economic force as a result of new applications and opportunities. Hemp is a sustainable choice for industrial products, textiles, and also offer exceptional ingredients and components for nutrition and wellness products. Hemp is one of our planet's most important natural resources, and we advocate for the whole plant.
The HIA stands for the fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp and it's opportunities in agriculture and in the marketplace. The Association is dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world market supply and demand but is focused on the rebirth of the hemp industries in the United States.
The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade assoc [...]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced H.R. 3652, the Hemp For Victory Act which helps lay the foundation for the emerging hemp industry in a manner that incentivizes family farmers and small businesses, protects against corporate monopolies, and studies the benefits of hemp cultivation and hemp-based products while ensuring safe agricultural practices, and environmental and labor considerations.
Vote Hemp strongly supports the bill and believes this is the kind of legislation needed to help the nascent hemp industry build a solid footing.
Please send a message to your Congressman and ask him/her to support hemp farmers and businesses by cosponsoring the Hemp For Victory Act. [...]