From the Farm: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture is Growing in Hemp
By Heather Collins
Nestled atop the iconic Pocono Mountains sits Pocono Organics, a 380-acre farm in Long Pond, PA, which has grown into one of the largest regenerative organic farms in North America. This year, Pocono Organics received its Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC), becoming the first source grower of Regenerative Organic Certified hemp in the world.
The Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) is the governing body for the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC), a designation for farms and products that meet the highest standards in the world for soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness. This new label goes beyond the existing USDA Certified Organic standards.
Southern Hemp Expo (SHE) Spotlights Extraordinary Women in Hemp
The third annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE3) is proud to feature women experts, farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs at the East Coast’s largest hemp supply-trade trade show at the Raleigh Convention Center, Sept. 2-4.
Many of the 3-day expo’s conference educators and panelists are among the most notable women in the hemp space today, as well as many up-and-coming hemp leaders to watch.
Hemp News Spotlight
Hawaii State Regulators Ban CBD Gummies and Edibles, Drinks, and Smokeable Hemp
By Cannabis Health News
Husband and Wife Montana CBD Producers Profiled in the Flathead Beacon
By The Flathead Beacon
Hemp Black Textile Brand Stands Out at Summer Outdoor Retailer Show
By Innotech Today
Research Drives Farmers’ Long-Term Investment in Hemp
By Lancaster Farming
South Dakota’s Hemp Industry Takes Shape One Year into Legalization Despite Challenges
By The Grand Forks Herald
Texas Man Indicted on Alleged Hemp License Fraud Scheme
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Support the “Regulate CBD Now” Campaign
As we enter the last two weeks of Congress in session, U.S. Hemp Roundtable is encouraging hemp industry leaders to do a social push to promote the new RegulateCBDnow.com website and campaign. USHR is asking industry members to share the following text and link on your company Twitter and LinkedIn accounts sometime (or multiple times) starting now (7/20) through Friday, July 30:
Tell Congress to #RegulateCBDnow! Visit https://regulateCBDnow.com and use the online portal to take action today by contacting your members of Congress urging them to support critical legislation that would regulate #CBD as a dietary supplement and/or food and beverage additive!
Save Ti & His 329 Rights
If you or a loved one are a medical cannabis patient, this affects you. Ti is an autistic 15 year old who was abruptly removed from his mother/medical caregiver on June 3, 2021 by Child Welfare Services in Hawaii. This GoFundMe has been set up to pay for his legal fees needed to promptly dismiss the CWS case and enforce their civil and medical rights to have access to his medical professionals to participate in providing for his medical needs. Any donation no matter how big or small means we are that much closer to getting Ti back.
Support H.R. 841, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act
In September 2020, U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act – a bill which would provide a clear legal pathway for the sale of hemp extracts like CBD, while ensuring that products must comply with the rigorous regulatory framework existing for dietary supplements. The bill garnered broad bi-partisan support. On Feb. 7, 2021, Reps. Schrader and Griffith and 17 of their colleagues reintroduced the bill as H.R. 841. Support passage of the bill here.
Urge Your Members of Congress to Support Our Troops’ Access to CBD
On July 20, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to allow service members to use products containing hemp, including CBD. Unfortunately, the amendment was not included in the Senate’s version of the NDAA, which passed on July 23, and was not included in the final bill. However, as a new Congress meets this year, they are hoping for another hearing. Learn more.
Sign the 1% Hemp Petition
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized hemp production but used an outdated definition of hemp that does not work for farmers or the hemp industry. The current definition limiting hemp to 0.3% THC has proven unworkable, forcing many farmers to destroy their crops. Congress must change the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) so that farmers can grow hemp without fearing that they will later have to destroy them. Add your name to the Vote Hemp petition urging Congress to redefine hemp as up to 1% THC.
Fix, Marry or Kill? Hemp Needs Your Help in HI, MA, MN and MO
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable has identified bills that need the hemp industry’s attention in key states including Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Missouri. Click here to learn more and take action.
Let’s Bring Industrial Hemp to Farm Aid
In 1985, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp decided to put on a concert for America’s family farmers who were in dire need of assistance. They raised over $7 million in that first year and Farm Aid have been helping to support America’s family farmers ever since. We’re asking you to join us in asking Farm Aid to make industrial hemp a focus of this year’s event and into the future. Sign the petition here.
Urge Support for AB 45 and SB 235 in California
AB 45 and SB 235 are the California state Assembly and Senate versions of a bill that would allow the distribution and sale of hemp-derived CBD as a food, beverage, and dietary supplement, and make clear that a product is not adulterated or misbranded due to the inclusion of hemp. These are high-priority bills that have been near passage in California since 2019. If signed into law, AB 45 and SB 235 will open an important retail market for CBD consumers. Take action here.
Support S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act
S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which would establish a legal and regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp-derived extract products such as CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives., needs your support. We applaud Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for sponsoring this bill ,which will help stabilize hemp markets, open a promising economic opportunity for U.S. farmers, and protect consumers by requiring hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for ingestible products. Urge your Senators to support S. 1698 – visit this form letter at hempsupporter.com.
Move Forward with Mandi Kerr
Featuring Special Guest Morris Beegle
Join Mandi Kerr & Morris Beegle, Co-founder and President of the We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) family of brands on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward.
Morris Beegle is Co-founder and President of the We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) family of brands. His background includes 25+ years in the music and entertainment industries. He has spent the last 10 years working in the hemp industry producing events and tradeshows, creating several product brands along with a multimedia and education platform. Beegle organizes the NoCo Hemp Expo and the Southern Hemp Expo, along with The Winter Hemp Summit, Hawaii Hemp Conference, and the Experience Hemp Virtual Series that emerged at the front end of the Covid pandemic. In addition to events, he has a hemp paper and printing company at TreeFreeHemp.com and a hemp guitar and amp company at SilverMountainHemp.com. Beegle also appears at trade shows and conferences around the world, on radio programs and webinars, and hosts the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast @ LetsTalkHemp.com
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