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August 21, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW MEMBERSHIP TIERS: REDUCED DUES & MORE BENEFITS!
Welcome to the next iteration of membership! We've simplified our membership tiers, expanded our benefits and are excited to introduce more accessible pricing to individuals, farming members, and business members alike. 

Members, you've automatically been transitioned to the most appropriate level based on your membership. Your current benefits have increased, you owe nothing and there is no decision to make until your next renewal is due.

 
U.S. HEMP CHECKOFF EXPLORATION: UPDATE & INVITATION
All HIA Members in good standing are invited to participate in an initial discussion to gauge interest in and explore the potential for a U.S. Hemp Checkoff Program. This two hour, exploratory web conference call will review the potential requirements and steps that would be necessary for the hemp industry to implement the kind of research and promotional program that has had major positive impacts on domestic commodities for over fifty years, and spawned seminal marketing campaigns like: “Got Milk?” and “Pork: The Other White Meat."

The meeting is scheduled for August 27th at 2 pm Eastern, and HIA members who believe that U.S. hemp could benefit from such a campaign, or just want to learn more about the idea, are invited to RSVP to jody@thehia.org before August 26th. Click here to check your membership status and renew or join today.

 
2020 HEMP HARVEST OUTLOOK
In partnership with Hemp Industry Daily, we are excited to announce the launch of the 2020 Hemp Harvest Outlook, entailing an in-depth look at industry trends in hemp and CBD markets and top hemp-producing U.S. states. This report is a must-have tool for entrepreneurs, investors, executives and strategic decision makers already operating in or making plans to enter the hemp and CBD industry. 

Members: Click Here to Access the Report
FARMER PARTICIPATION REQUESTED
The USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has made $16 billion in direct assistance available to a wide range of agricultural commodity producers but has excluded hemp.  The Jacobsen provided pricing data to industry stakeholders at the beginning of June, showing sufficient declines to warrant inclusion in CFAP.
 
If you are a hemp producer, please take 3 minutes to complete our production survey and we’ll provide you with relevant results to help inform your farm management.  We appreciate all those who have participated in our production surveys, your contribution plays a key role in the normalization of the hemp industry. 
 
Farmers: Click here to participate in the survey
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

NEW YORK SAYS USDA HEMP RULES 'UNREALISTIC,' BOWS OUT OF PLAN TO REGULATE

Calling federal rules for regulating hemp “unrealistic” and “unreasonable,” New York agriculture authorities say they won’t try to regulate the crop, telling hemp farmers they’ll have to rely on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s looming rules on hemp production.


READ MORE AT HEMP INDUSTRY DAILY

South Dakota’s Department of Agriculture announced that they have submitted its hemp plan to the USDA for review.

READ MORE


Hemp advocates continue to meet with the White House, signaling that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s CBD Enforcement Policy remains under review.

The activists told Hemp Industry Daily that the current U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act can apply to safety and efficacy concerns over extracts like CBD without additional regulation.


READ MORE


Regulations for Georgia’s new hemp industry are now in effect, which will allow out-of-state hemp sales, hike processing fees, and implement transportation rules.

The new fees are much higher than the $10,000 fee set by Georgia last year.


READ MORE AT HEMP INDUSTRY DAILY
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

KCA Laboratories was founded under the premise that the growth of the industry has been significantly limited due to the lack of science and standards behind it. Offering a full slate of analytical services and a devotion to research, KCA helps their clients mitigate industry challenges with proven, reliable, and verifiable analytics.

Their team of scientists, with over 80 years of combined experience, have spent years working with complicated matrix types. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Join American Herbal Products Association - AHPA for the Hemp-CBD Supplement Virtual Congress: online August 27th, 8 AM – 3:30 PM ET for the latest regulatory updates and resources to grow your business.

This year AHPA has an unprecedented line-up featuring keynote speaker Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and 20+ industry experts including USDA and FTC officials. See you on August 27th!

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