Organic Label Claims 101: What Hemp Businesses Need To Know Before Claiming “Organic” the Product Label

Written by Ashley Simpson, Attorney What Makes Hemp Organic? If you operate a business that manufactures, distributes, and/or sells hemp foods, supplements, or cosmetic products, your product may contain some organic ingredients. Your products may also include hemp extract ingredients derived from USDA-certified “organic” hemp crops. But what does this mean in terms of reflecting

By |2020-09-23T14:22:35-06:00September 21st, 2020|Government and Policy, Hemp|

USDA to Host Webinar for Ag Producers Interested in Direct Relief Payments

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Service Agency are hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. eastern time for agricultural producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Initially announced in mid-April, the program allocates $16 billion for direct payments

By |2020-05-13T16:46:49-06:00May 13th, 2020|Government and Policy|

USDA (Finally) Releases Groundbreaking Interim Hemp Regulations

The (almost) year-long wait is over – at long last, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued its Interim Final Rule concerning the implementation of the hemp-related provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”). This announcement marks an important step towards the realization of a streamlined domestic – and

By |2019-12-18T11:50:04-07:00October 30th, 2019|Hemp|

Industry to USDA: Where are the federal hemp regulations?

The hemp industry continues to look for federal guidance on production for 2020. It’s been more than a month since Hemp Industry Daily first reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had completed its draft of the federal hemp production rules and submitted it to the White House Office of Budget and Management, which reviews all regulations adopted

By |2020-07-08T15:48:54-06:00October 21st, 2019|HLG In The News|
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