NewsHour Weekend producers Laura Fong and Mori Rothman reported in 2019 on the impact of the U.S. trade war with China on farmers in North Carolina and Wisconsin a year ahead of the 2020 Republican and Democratic national conventions. They…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agency will publish an interim final rule Thursday that formalizes the hemp program approved in the 2018 farm bill.
By Associated Press
A growing number of North Carolina's farmers are turning to hemp production as a new source of revenue, spurred by the popularity of CBD products and the Trump administration's trade war with China, which has hit the state's tobacco industry…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Mori Rothman, Laura Fong
If you buy or sell CBD, you could be breaking the law. These science lessons can explain why.
By Nsikan Akpan, Jamie Leventhal
Farmers already approved for hemp, and businesses sourcing from them or European producers, aren’t affected by the shutdown. But those who hoped to take advantage of the industry’s projected growth have had to push off plans to invest or add…
The House has advanced a farm bill that would cost $867 billion over the next 10 years in a combination of subsidies and protections intended to support and stabilize American farmers. The legislation would boost assistance for dairy farmers, prevent…
A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started research projects, but Kentucky is at the forefront, experimenting with creating a new industry around…
By Carey Reed
Although hemp and marijuana look and smell the same, the two cannabis plants are quite different.
By Dave Sloan
After a week-long legal battle with the Drug Enforcement Agency, Kentucky farmers and researchers will be able to sow the first imported hemp seeds.
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