Hemp: One of the Nation’s Oldest, and Now Newest, Agricultural Commodities

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, NCIA’s Government Relations Manager HISTORY Farming and agriculture has long been a part of North American history. When the Great Depression hit in the 1930’s, both President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress knew that the United States would struggle until the agriculture industry became prosperous again. As a result, many New Deal programs dealt with farming, but arguably the most notable agriculture related legislation was the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 , which was the first version of what we know today as simply the “Farm Bill” that is updated roughly every five years

Marijuana detection flights could be curtailed – Baker City Herald

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

By TERRI HARBER This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Baker County Sheriff Mitch Southwick is worried that proposed cuts in the federal budget will weaken local law enforcement’s ability to stop illegal marijuana-growing operations. An anticipated decrease in the National Guard Counterdrug Program would sharply curtail the helicopter flights that have been a crucial tool in finding pot grows in Baker County.

NJ issues state’s first medical marijuana permit – CBS News

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by admin No Comments

(CBS/AP) The garden state is about to get a whole lot greener. New Jersey has issued its first permit to grow medical marijuana legally.

Hemp supporters say support growing in Kentucky – Kansas City Star

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hemp isn’t legal in Kentucky yet, but the eclectic mix of people at a recent seminar in Lexington was evidence that support for the versatile plant may be taking root

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