Will hemp soon be a viable animal feed option?

Hemp could become a viable feed source for livestock operations in a few years. The Hemp Feed Coalition (HFC), a program of Friends of Hemp, is requesting that the Association of American Feed Control Officials and FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine approve the use [...]

Here is what we learned at the American CBD Expo

The American CBD Expo in San Jose, CA gave businesses and consumers the opportunity to learn about an industry in which daily growth is the expectation. The expo featured over two dozen vendors, including business insurers, CBD testing labs, hemp nurseries, and edible and [...]

Organic produce maintained its momentum in 2019

Organic produce sales in the U.S. rose 5 percent YOY in 2019 and represented almost 10 percent of overall produce sales, per the Organic Produce Network (OPN). OPN’s 2019 Organic Produce Performance report divided U.S. states into four regions, listing highest to lowest in [...]

CBD profitability wide-ranging due to more acreage

Back in October, an Illinois farmer told WSJ he expected to net $75,000 per acre in profit from selling his CBD hemp and only $1,000 per acre for his corn and soybeans. Fast forward two months, and a Kentucky farmer, just one state away, [...]

Sharp rise in August rice starch imports

The U.S. imported around 5,100 MT of rice starch in August, about 60 percent higher than the volume imported during August 2018. Buyers were likely playing a bit of catchup after imports slid notably during May-July. With August’s strong showing, cumulative rice starch imports, [...]

Protein & ethanol sourced from the air we breathe

Can carbon compounds harvested from the air itself be used to manufacture protein and ethanol? Some companies are claiming that such carbon-based products are an environmentally sustainable and economically viable solution to growing consumer needs. Amino-acid proteins can be created via a fermentation process [...]

Hemp-based CBD oil is a lucrative ingredient & more

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in the flowers and leaves of industrial hemp plants that can be extracted and then refined into edible or topical oils. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), derived from cannabis, CBD has no psychoactive effects—in other words, CBD will not get a [...]

U.S. potato starch imports start strong in 2019

After importing a record 116,016 MT of potato starch in 2018, the U.S. imported over 14,500 MT in January of this year, up 37 percent from January 2018. Shipments dropped off sharply in February, but the trend higher seems likely to continue in 2019. [...]

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