Reconciling State and Federal Definitions of Hemp
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
5d ago
In the second episode of season three we talk with Pennsylvania state Sen. Tim Kearney of Delaware County, who recently introduced a bill that would rewrite Pennsylvania's definition of hemp so it matches the federal definition and would remove hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances. The 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the federal list of controlled substances, but industrial hemp is still considered a controlled substance at the state level in Pennsylvania, creating a potentially precarious legal situation for hemp growers in the state. “That's important,” Kearney sai ..read more
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What's So Special About Industrial Hemp Anyway?
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
5d ago
This is the first episode of season three of the Industrial Hemp Podcast, in which we zoom out a bit and talk about the basics: what industrial hemp is, how it’s used, and why it’s important. In this episode you will hear podcast host Eric Hurlock explain from his unique perspective the following things and more: • What hemp is • How it differs from marijuana • The history of hemp • The importance of hemp in ancient times • How cannabis prohibition came about • The legal definition of hemp • The parts of the cannabis plant • Various uses of the plant, specifically the fiber, hurd and grain • N ..read more
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2022 Year in Review, part one
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
1M ago
On part one of our year in review, we listen back to the first 25 hemp podcast episodes of 2022 ..read more
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Big Year for Hempcrete
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
1M ago
This week on the Hemp Podcast, we check back in with hempcrete builder Cameron McIntosh, who has had a busy year building projects around the country, hosting workshops, and lecturing for universities and organizations like the American Institute of Architects. He gives an overview of the building projects he completed this year, including several in Pennsylvania and a few on the West Coast. Earlier in this year, hempcrete construction was added to the International Residential Code index, which he says is a great first step toward gaining approval for hempcrete for commercial building. “It's ..read more
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What Happened at the Asia Hemp Expo in Thailand?
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
2M ago
Last week, in Bangkok, Thailand, a delegation from the American hemp industry took part in the 2022 Asia International Hemp Expo. On this special edition of the podcast, we hear from three members of that delegation about why they went, what was accomplished, and what the overall experience was like. We talk to Morris Beegle, the founder of the NoCo Hemp Expo; Gregg Gnecco, marketing director at IND HEMP in Montana; and Mandi Kerri, CEO of the Global Hemp Association ..read more
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Optimism Grows for Hemp as Livestock Feed
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
2M ago
On this week’s hemp podcast, we talk to Morgan Tweet, executive director of the Hemp Feed Coalition, who recently participated in a two-day hemp feed workshop co-hosted by the coalition, Oregon State University and the Hemp Innovation Center. There was a strong showing of university researchers at the event, along with representatives of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the Association of American Feed Control Officials. “We felt like the best way to have a productive dialog between research, regulators and industry,” Tweet said, “was to bring everyone into one room to review what curr ..read more
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Pennsylvania Hemp Summit Recap
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster farming
2M ago
This week’s Hemp Podcast is a recap of the Pennsylvania Hemp Summit that took place at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., November 14 -15. We hear opening remarks from Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, highlights from the keynote speech by Ken Elliott from IND HEMP, as well as selected audio from a fiber and grain panel discussion and a cannabinoid panel discussion. Speakers include: Dr. Raj Kasula from Wenger Feeds, David Cook from Tuscarora Mills, Cameron McIntosh from Americhanvre Cast-Hemp, Lori Daytner from DON Services, Dr. Allison Justice from The Hemp Mine ..read more
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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock
3M ago
Since the the 2014 Farm Bill established the legal framework for industrial hemp to return to the farm fields of the America, the commonwealth of Kentucky has been on the forefront. For much of that time, Ag Commission Ryan Quarles has led the department in charge of the hemp program. Quarles was elected ag commissioner in 2016 and is currently serving his second and final term. He said Kentucky was an early leader on hemp, “because we were the hemp state historically.” “A lot of farm families have hemp backgrounds,” he said. “You don’t have to look very far to see the fingerprints of what use ..read more
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Cornell Hemp: Pushing the Industry Forward
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
3M ago
Our guest on the podcast this week is Dr. Heather Grab, senior lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science, where she focuses on hemp cultivation and processing. On Nov. 15, Grab will be participating in a free online event, The National Hemp Industry Needs Workshop, co-hosted by The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University and USDA. The workshop will cover all aspects of hemp from genetics, sustainable ag practices, harvesting and processing to manufacturing, supply chains, economics, regulations, compliance testing and more with interactive sessions l ..read more
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Hemp Processing Partners: Solutions at Scale
Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast
by Eric Hurlock/Lancaster Farming
3M ago
This week on the hemp podcast, we talk to Shane Pritchard and Bill Brill from Hemp Processing Partners, a Colorado-based company focused on providing processing solutions for fiber, grain and floral hemp production around the world. Pritchard, chief engineer and co-founder of Hemp Processing Partners, said he sees how passionate people are about farming and genetics on one hand, and how other people are focused on what the hemp plant can be used for. “But,” he said, “there’s kind of a void in the equipment space there in the middle to get you from the great farming practices to the great uses ..read more
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