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Farmers Plant Spring CBD Hemp Crops, USDA Guidance Soon

BY DR LLOYD COVENS For both returning farmers—and the new hemp farmers in Arizona, Wisconsin, So. Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Kansas, Illinois and Michigan—unresolved issues on crop insurance, banking/loan challenges, and a major learning curve for farmers have all brought great uncertainty. But the difficult choice between reaching for a bigger pay-day from CBD versus …

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BY DR. LLOYD COVENS Charlotte’s Brothers Go Corporate The Stanley Brothers have handed the Charlotte’s Web reins over to corporate management with last month’s appointment of Deanie Elsner, past senior marketing exec at Kraft, Johnson&Johnson and Kelloggs.  This week Elsner held her first 1Q (2019) analyst call sharing CWEB’s product growth to 6000 retail “doors” …

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Hemp Biz Urges USDA to Act on Bringing Farm Bill Fixes in 2019

BY DR. LLOYD COVENS More than 45 speakers from around the US joined in on the first US Department of Agriculture “listening webinar,” seeking action to bring some provisions of the new Farm Bill into immediate effect.  The three-hour event (March 13) heard farmers, tribal members, regulators, equipment makers and new potential entrants all express …

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