January 22 News to Know

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Hemp Building Materials Have Big Role to Play in Environmental Renewal

Robert Ziner, the CEO of the Canadian Industrial Hemp Corporation (CIHC) writes this week in Hemp Today:

“According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the conventional building sector contributes up to 30% of total annual greenhouse gas emissions globally. Left unchecked, those emissions will more than double in the next 20 years. Hemp can help.”

You can read the full article here.

Commercial Industrial Hemp Clears Another Hurdle in Kansas

Alice Manatee of The Hutchinson News in Kansas writes about the implementation of the hemp program in the Sunflower State:

“The Kansas Department of Agriculture held an open meeting on Jan. 20 to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation to govern commercial industrial hemp production in Kansas. KDA proposed amendments to the Act, K.A.R. 4-34-1, to better align with the requirements of the 2018 Farm Bill and the Commercial Industrial Hemp Act, which allows commercial hemp production in Kansas.”

You can read the full story here.

Hemp Growers Still Face a Number of Questions in Their Communities

The Albany Herald (GA) covers a study out of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty Benjamin Campbell and Julie Campbell in collaboration with Adam Rabinowitz at Auburn University. The survey asked respondents about the growing of hemp and the creation of hemp products in the areas in which they live.

You can read the article in the Albany Herald here. The original study was published in the Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics which you can read here.

Few Steps Remaining To Open Industrial Hemp Farming In South Dakota

South Dakota’s KCCR-AM interviews Katie Sieverding, Executive Director of the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association about the new USDA rule and the next steps for South Dakota’s state-based hemp regulations.

You can listen to the interview on KCCR-AM’s webpage here.

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