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April 20, 2017

Industrial hemp: NYs New Cash Crop.

On Tuesday, a "Hemp Summit" at Cornell University gathered together those in the agriculture industry with state representatives to develop strategies to seize the opportunities presented by expected growth for industrial hemp.

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March 30, 2017

Binghamton University joins New York's industrial hemp farming program Binghamton University is one of two colleges recently authorized to participate in New York's industrial hemp pilot program.

The program allows farmers to partner with universities to grow and research hemp as an agricultural commodity. The program was launched last year and the first crop was harvested last fall.

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March 23, 2017

Film - Bringing It Home: Industrial Hemp and a Greener Future

BRINGING IT HOME extols the many benefits of industrial hemp for the environment and human health, while revealing the obstacles to what could be a thriving industry for U.S. farmers.

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February 15, 2017

JC Winer To Sell Country's Only Hemp-Infused Wine

Binghamton University student Kaelan Castetter and his father are teaming up to make hemp-infused wine. Together, they operate Innovative Bottling Inc., a winery at 116 Brown St., Johnson City that produces their wine: Sovereign Vines.

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January 19, 2017

Hemp Industries Association Files Petition Against DEA to Defend Lawful Hemp-Derived Products from Agency Overreach.

Suit Seeks to Defend Hemp Farmers, U.S. Businesses and Consumers from Illegal Attempt to Schedule Non-Psychoactive Hemp Derivatives as 'Marihuana Extract'.

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January 11, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wants To Provide A Boost To The State's Nascent Hemp Industry

Governor proposes relaxing rules on the state's industrial hemp research program. “New York is a beacon for innovation, smart growth and emerging industries — and with this proposal, we will continue to diversify and grow our agriculture industry, while supporting research and development and creating jobs throughout the state,” Cuomo said in a statement..

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January 11, 2017

Lupardo Thrilled With New Industrial Hemp Initiative

“This is exactly what we’ve been working toward," said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. “When the Federal Government gave the green light in 2014, I knew the Southern Tier was an ideal spot given our rich farming history and the amount of available land. New York is poised to be a leader in this expanding industry and I thank the Governor for recognizing its value to our region and state.”

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October 2, 2016

Hemp farms take root under state pilot programs

Hemp has been used for millennia as a source of oil, protein and fiber used in clothing, rope and paper. Modern uses include cosmetics, nutritional supplements, biofuels, building materials and pharmaceuticals.
“Hemp is a triple-value crop, with a multitude of products made from the seeds, stalks and fiber,” Dolgin said. “We hope the results of what we’re doing here will convince other farmers that this is a great opportunity.”

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September 25, 2016

You Need an Armed Guard to Plant These Seeds

For the first time in 80 years, a farm in New York State is legally growing cannabis. But no one could get high from these plants.
The farm, JD Farms, roughly 230 miles north of New York City, is actually growing industrial hemp, which can be used to make everything from flour to building materials to clothes to plastic.For the first time in 80 years, a farm in New York State is legally growing cannabis. But no one could get high from these plants.
The farm, JD Farms, roughly 230 miles north of New York City, is actually growing industrial hemp, which can be used to make everything from flour to building materials to clothes to plastic.

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September 13, 2016

Industrial Hemp Now Growing in New York

The governor of New York just signed a bill that allows industrial hemp to be not just cultivated, but also transported and sold, which provides a new economic opportunity for state farmers.
The industrial hemp market in New York is expanding, thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signing a bill that allows the crop to be legally sold and transported.
Hemp farming is federally illegal, but President Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill to allow universities and state departments of agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural or academic research, provided grow sites are registered with their state.

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