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NIHC Announces Effort to Strengthen Testing Standards, Labels for CBD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) announced today, at its 2021 Hemp Business Summit, plans to roll out a pilot program establishing standards for product testing protocols and laboratories. Participants in the program will be able to label products with the NIHC label of approval, ensuring the accuracy of product labeling that will […]

NIHC Kicks Off 2021 Hemp Business Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC), the only Washington, D.C.-based trade association in the hemp industry, this morning kicked off it’s 2021 Hemp Business Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Highlighting the summit will be speaker’s from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Patrick Atagi Named President and CEO of NIHC

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) Board of Directors proudly announces that Patrick Atagi has been named President and CEO of the hemp industry’s only Washington, D.C.-based trade association. The NIHC continues to grow with new staff and leadership. Members, industry partners, hemp associations, and international partners will meet with Atagi on […]

NIHC Partner, Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, receives $10 Million Grant from USDA

The USDA has awarded a $10 million grant to Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC) to define economic opportunities for industrial hemp in the Western United States. The grant, which funds the five-year project, is funded by USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program and will study the economic opportunities for […]

NIHC Summit Tackles Banking in Expert Panel

Experts in Banking & Farm Credit for Hemp-related Businesses come together to share in a timely panel designed to provide insight on the financial sector of industrial hemp. If hemp is legal, why are so many hemp-related businesses struggling to find reliable banking partners? We delve into this hot topic with leaders who can provide […]

NIHC Among Stakeholders to Provide Feedback to Secretary Vilsack

At the invitation of USDA Secretary Vilsack (right), NIHC joined a stakeholder call on Monday to discuss issues of interest to U.S. Agriculture Trade. The call included an update from the Secretary on his recent meetings at the G-20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting in Italy last month and the Biden Administration’s goals for trade with China. […]

NIHC Makes Policy Statement on Delta-8 THC

NIHC: “The safety profile of Delta-8 THC products is questionable”   WASHINGTON – Last week, the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) met with over 20 state regulators at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) conference on what is working and not working in their state hemp programs. We repeatedly heard their deep […]

NIHC Meets with State Regulators at NASDA for feedback on Federal hemp regulations

Louisville, KY – The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) this week has been convening a series of discussions with state regulators alongside the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). The purpose of the meetings has been to obtain feedback from state regulators on the individual hemp programs they administer […]

NIHC Traveling to NASDA to Seek State Regulator Feedback

NIHC continues our work to serve as a credible resource to government officials in developing sound, common-sense regulations of America’s hemp economy. As part of those efforts, we have continued to engage the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture on a range of issues that have the potential to be included in 2023 farm bill development […]

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