USDA NASS Conducting Hemp Survey

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is conducting a hemp survey. It sent out the Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry to almost 1,600 growers across the Southeast, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. This followed NASS’s 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production survey. Like the 2021 questionnaire, this year’s survey will collect information on the total planted …

State of Alabama Hemp Production

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By Clint Thompson Alabama hemp meetings begin next week across the state. Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University assistant professor and Extension specialist, talked about the state of the industry. “We’re in the process of the medical marijuana license application period. I think that’s going to change the landscape a little bit. A lot of hemp growers got into it to learn …

Alabama Hemp Meetings Beneficial to Long-Term Sustainability of Crop

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By Clint Thompson Alabama’s hemp producers and industry leaders should make plans to attend one of the scheduled hemp meetings in January. Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University assistant professor and Extension specialist, believes these meetings – which are scheduled throughout the state – are beneficial to the long-term sustainability of the crop. “It allows us to get a lot of growers …

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Alabama Extension to Host Annual Hemp Production Meetings

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Alabama hemp producers should mark their calendars for 2023, as Alabama Extension will host a series of five industrial hemp meetings for new and seasoned growers in January. Growers should plan to attend just one meeting since all meetings will follow the same agenda. All new producers are strongly encouraged to attend. The meeting will cover the 2023 hemp season …

Hemp License Applications Available from Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

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Alabama farmers interested in producing hemp have until Nov. 30 to apply for an industrial hemp license from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI). Applications will only be accepted online through the Kelly Registration System (KRS) at https://agi.alabama.gov/hemp/formsandapplications/. The Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Industrial Hemp Research Program Act, Section 2-8-380 Code of Alabama 1975 in 2016, tasking …

Hemp Production Improves in Alabama

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By Clint Thompson Hemp production continues to improve across Alabama, even as new pests emerged this year for producers. Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University assistant professor and Extension specialist, discussed the state of the crop in Alabama. “It’s getting better and better. I think each year we’re finding better ways to grow it. The program itself is trying to be more …

Alabama Hemp Permits Available Oct. 11-Nov. 30

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Alabama producers interested in growing hemp in 2023 should be aware that permits are only available between Oct. 11 and Nov. 30. Any production or cultivation of hemp without a grower’s permit acquired from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is deemed illegal. Hemp is a large herbaceous plant that is grown industrially for seed, fiber and flower. …