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USDA creating hemp germplasm collection, funding lab to study plant breeding

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they’re studying ways to boost hemp production and profitability for growers, and are collecting the first national statistics on domestic hemp production to be ready by next year.
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Despite pandemic, Midwest hemp producers build regional database to spot best cultivation practices

Want to know the best time to plant hemp in the Midwest? Or what cultivar consistently produces a crop below 0.3% THC? Researchers in the Midwest have successfully pooled that information despite the pandemic, creating a database designed to give farmers an idea of what to expect from their hemp cultivars in 2021 and beyond.
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3 Ways to Prevent Your Hemp Harvest From Growing Hot

The best way to prevent ‘hot hemp’ is to choose cultivars that will test below the federal threshold of 0.3% THC. But keeping the heat off requires so much more, experts say.
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Justice Department grants federal lab $350K to develop THC test for hemp

The research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $350,000 to a federal laboratory to develop a reliable method for measuring THC levels to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana. The 2018 Farm Bill allowed the cultivation of industrial hemp in the United States by providing a threshold of 0.3% THC for the entire […]
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