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Georgia Hemp Up and Growing

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hemp, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Georgia’s hemp crop is still being planted across the state. According to Tim Coolong, associate professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the recent rainfall could impact the crop both positively and negatively. “Hemp doesn’t like it overly wet. In parts of the state, if there’s standing water in fields or if it’s saturated, …

Alabama Hemp Applications ‘Slowly But Surely’ Moving Forward

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By Clint Thompson Applications to grow hemp in Alabama this year are “slowly but surely” moving forward, says Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist. “I got approved for a couple and I’m still waiting on a couple more to get some plants in the ground. It’s a little bit later than I would have liked. We are …

Ant Swarms Continue to be Problematic for Hemp Producers

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By Clint Thompson Ant damage on young hemp plants remains a problem for growers in the Southeast. Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, fears ants will continue to be a nuisance since hemp plantings will continue through July. “I think it’s going to be a struggle all season long because there’s so many different plantings going in. …

NC Industrial Hemp Commission Meeting Set for Friday, June 12

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The Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via conference call so members can review and approve applications, and hear an update on the North Carolina Farm Act and State plan. The meeting will be held on Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Access to the conference call can be made at http://go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or by calling 1-929-205-6099 (U.S. toll) …

Georgia: Ag bills still in play when session paused

Ashley Robinson Agri-business, Georgia, Hemp, Legislative, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Will Bentley It’s a surreal moment in Georgia politics as two years of policy work hangs in the balance after lawmakers pressed the pause button on the 2020 legislative session due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before turning our full attention to working with state and federal leaders to navigate through the heath crisis, the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) was …

Alabama Hemp Planting Under Way, Just Not Fast Enough

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By Clint Thompson Less than half of hemp producers in Alabama have the go-ahead from the Alabama Department of Agriculture to plant this year’s crop, according to Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Katelyn Kesheimer. “A lot of people are still waiting on, can’t even get your seeds or your clones until you get approval from the Department of …

Fire Ant Swarms a Danger to Hemp

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By Clint Thompson Hemp producers in the Southeast need to be mindful of fire ants. They will damage the stems of hemp plants if not treated, said Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist. “My phone has been ringing off the hook with fire ant problems the last seven days, really. A couple of weeks ago, we had …

Hemp interest still strong in the Southeast

Ashley Robinson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hemp, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Clint Thompson The Southeast is primed to ramp up its hemp production. Alabama is ready for its second year of production, while Georgia and Florida are just getting started. If the number of grower applications is any indication, interest in hemp is extremely high in all three states. Hemp drew 166 grower applicants and eight applications for processor permits …