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HIA's planned two-day conference has been replaced by an Annual General Meeting of the Members on November 28th in Austin, Texas

HIA Conference Replaced with Annual General Meeting of Members

The two-day HIACon conference that was planned for November 28th and 29th in Austin has been replaced with a one-day Annual General Meeting of the Members on November 28th. The purpose of an Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a nonprofit trade association like ours is to provide a formal platform for members to gather each year. Due to COVID, this is the first in-person AGM that the association has held in three years. During the

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Industrial Hemp Leaders Plan Hemp Field Day in North Dakota

Three days of significant South Dakota hemp industry events taking place this coming August 3rd, 4th, and 5th   South Dakotan industrial hemp industry leaders Horizon Hemp Seeds and Complete Hemp Processing have planned three days of significant South Dakota hemp industry events on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Attendees will learn about all aspects the growing industrial hemp supply chain in South Dakota from the seed to product, will tour the state’s first hemp

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Anndrea Hermann Honored at NoCo Hemp Expo

Last month at NoCo Hemp Expo, HIA board of directors member Anndrea Hermann was honored with the prestigious Mother Earth Award – Lady of Agriculture at the WAFBA Awards of Excellence ceremony. She is the HIA’s longest-serving seated Director, past President, and current Secretary. Anndrea is the second recipient of the award, following 2022 winner Winona LaDuke, establishing a prestigious lineage for this award that recognizes women whose contributions to the hemp industry have had

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One hemp podcast

The One Hemp Podcast

The HIA is proud to present the first episode of the One Hemp Podcast. The podcast was conceived a medium for featuring good news about the hemp industry and telling the human stories that have formed the history of hemp in the U.S. The inaugural episode features: Hemp Headlines – A rundown of the hemp news you need to know, featuring Mike Lewis as a guest commenter. An in-depth interview with Gerard Simon, COO of

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Thanks to OP Innovates, Cheef Holdings, and KCA Labs for renewing their HIA memberships!

HIA thanks three renewing business members

The Hemp Industries Association this week thanks OP Innovates, Cheef Holdings, and KCA Labs for renewing their memberships. OP innovates is a Kentucky-based formulations company dedicated to naturally improving bioavailability of hemp cannabinoids. With an expert team including COO (and newly re-elected board member) Annie Rouse, they create products with superior absorption utilizing their clinically proven, patented, organic technology: Naturia+™. OP Innovates offers turnkey services for private/white labeling and licensing opportunities for dry capsules, tablets,

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HIA welcomes new and renewing members

The Hemp Industries Association this week welcomed two new and two renewing business members. Joining the HIA is Verve Seed Solutions, an industry-leading hemp innovator offering high-yielding custom hemp varieties tailored to growers needs. Based in Alberta, Verve offers unmatched expertise and experience with hemp breeding, field-testing, market development, and certified seed sales of elite hemp varieties for the Canadian, US, and international markets. They have largest portfolio of varieties to suit the needs of

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US Hemp Fiber and Hurd Supply Chain Map

New Hemp Fiber and Hurd Supply Chain Map Available

December 21, 2022                                                                                   Contact: media@thehia.org 707.874.3648 New Hemp Fiber and Hurd Supply Chain Map Available Hemp Nonprofits Collaborate to Create Valuable Resources for Farmers, Processors, Manufacturers and Other Hemp Fiber and Hurd Businesses VANCOUVER,

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HIA's 2022 Election Committee

Hemp Industries Association 2022 Board Election Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2022 Vancouver, WA – The 2022 election for the Hemp Industries Association’s Board of Directors began today, with virtual ballots distributed to all voting members of the nation’s oldest hemp advocacy group. With eleven candidates nominated to fill five upcoming vacancies, the votes of the members are set to have a profound impact on the future of the 29-year old hemp industry nonprofit. The election will run through the end

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HIA and Bear Cognition Data Analytics Partnership

Hemp Industries Association Announces Bear Cognition as Data Analytics Partner

Vancouver, WA – The Hemp Industries Association today announced a new partnership with Bear Cognition, an analytics company that helps the hemp industry with data driven decisions, reporting, and evaluation from seed to shelf. A new business member based in North Charleston, South Carolina, Bear Cognition specializes in Unified & Gap Analytics and Data Science & Optimization Tools delivered via their innovative Software with a Service (SwaS™) model. As HIA’s official analytics partner, Bear Cognition

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Delta 8 is the new Boogie Man

Why I Might Go as Delta 8 THC for Halloween

Confusion and a lack of data on hemp cannabinoids is being exploited by biased actors to undermine the hemp industry’s fastest growing market. It has been about four years since Congress legalized hemp, and the reintroduction of this incredibly versatile cash crop to the U.S. has been fraught with obstacles; a lack of federal guidance, inconsistent and burdensome state regulations, and the bursting of a huge CBD bubble that cratered the market and left farmers

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