Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species grown specifically for industrial uses. It is one of the fastest-growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber.

MDARD Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity – Proposal Due Feb. 25

LANSING—The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops, which are defined as "fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and

By |2021-01-08T14:16:08-05:00January 7th, 2021|Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|

Detroit Could Grow Hemp On Vacant Urban Land

ANN ARBOR  - Greg Pawlowski, a Detroit city planner, in this interview said Mayor Duggan is very interested in the idea of growing hemp for non human consumption on the 35,000 vacant parcels of land (where the building has been demolished) owned by City government. While plans remain preliminary, the upside opportunity is enormous, particularly

By |2020-11-13T08:17:42-05:00November 12th, 2020|Hemp, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

Bob Moore Financing Can Help Hemp, Cannabis Companies Grow

ANN ARBOR - Third generation financier Bob Moore can provide a variety of financing options for cannabis and hemp companies. He can finance purchase orders, Inventory, equipment, land, buildings and much more. To get a special quote, provide the code MB. Bob Moore Financing for Hemp Products – Hemp – CBD – Cannabis Equipment and

By |2020-10-16T12:01:05-04:00October 16th, 2020|Hemp, Marijuana Business, mitechtv, News|

MDARD Announces Grants For Rural Areas

LANSING—The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting proposals for the Rural Development Fund grants, a competitive grant program aimed at promoting the sustainability of land-based industries and supporting infrastructure that benefits rural communities in Michigan.      The Rural Development Fund grants are available for projects addressing expansion and sustainability of land-based

By |2020-10-02T17:27:05-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Hemp|

Grant Funds Still Available For Farms, Agricultural and Food Processors

LANSING - Funding is still available for farms and agricultural processors with employees of 10 or more through the Michigan Agricultural Safety Grants program, as well as for small farms with fewer than 10 employees through the MEDC Small Farm Safety Grant program. These funds aim to help both large and small Michigan farms, as

iHemp Hour Aug. 13 – Delta-8 THC, Types Of CBD Oil Products

ANN ARBOR - iHemp Hour July 16 featured what's happening with the US Hemp Authority Certification Program and Transparency in Hemp Supply Chain. Guests included: Certification Programs, Marielle Weintraub, PhD, U.S. Hemp Authority President. And for transparency in the Hemp Supply Chain, Dr. Richard McDermott and Terri Miller of Signakey. https://youtu.be/vD-OHkA0Wgw On iHemp Hour Aug.

By |2020-08-09T18:20:06-04:00August 9th, 2020|Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|

AndCan Index: U.S. Demand For Legal Cannabis Surges 4 Percent In May

EAST LANSING - According to Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan Index, demand for legal cannabis products in the United States surged 4 percent in May 2020 after rebounding in April. AEG’s experts produce this monthly measurement by closely following 50 state trends for both the recreational and medicinal marijuana markets. Monthly calculations are based on

By |2020-08-08T19:26:07-04:00August 5th, 2020|ESD, Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|

$1.25 Million In Grant Funding Available From MEDC To Assist Small Farms Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures

LANSING  - As a result of high demand for the Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant program, and a clear need to help small farms mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus in their operation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced it is accepting applications for the MEDC Small Farm Safety Grant program Modeled after the Michigan Agricultural

By |2020-08-01T13:34:45-04:00August 1st, 2020|Hemp, Politics, Politics/Government|

Hemp Hour: US Hemp Certification, Transparency In Hemp Supply Chain

ANN ARBOR - Our guests included: Certification Programs, Marielle Weintraub, PhD plus U.S. Hemp Authority President Transparency in Hemp Supply Chain, Dr. Richard McDermott and Terri Miller of Signakey. You're going to want to watch this video if you are a hemp farmer. You’re also going to want to watch live Thursday July 23 on

By |2020-07-22T18:55:51-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Hemp, Marijuana Business, News|