From Dairy Herd Management: Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture

From Dairy Herd Management: Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture

As cannabis in the form of industrial hemp receives crop status in the 2018 farm bill and a growing number of states have legalized medical marijuana and industrial hemp production, who will meet the need?

Hemp Milk: Dairy’s New Plant-Based Threat?

As the plant-based beverage market continues to grow, producers may have a new dairy-alternative threat to worry about.

Livestock Owners Weigh in on Ag’s Role in the Hemp Marketplace

Hemp has been an agricultural product that has graced many farmers’ fields, including famous farmers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Most recently, the 2018 farm bill has classified hemp that contains less than 0.3% of THC as a commodity crop. So what’s your role in hemp growth today? Here’s what livestock owners said.

Facts and Fiction about Hemp in Animal Feed

Livestock producers will play a crucial role in the success or failure of hemp, as the crop holds many potential benefits as a feedstuff. Some states have already set in motion programs to analyze hemp’s safety and practicality as a livestock feed. 

Perdue Answers Buzz on Hemp in Animal Feed

From fiber and oil to clothing and makeup, hemp products are hot. And now some are exploring whether hemp could be a useful ingredient in animal feed. So what’s the Secretary of Agriculture’s take? Read it here. 

Check out more exclusive data from the 2019 Farm Journal Cannabis in U.S. Agriculture Study and other resources here: 

> What’s the Farmer’s Role in Growing Hemp? 

> PORK Poll: Could Marijuana in the Pig Diet Make a Difference

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From Farm Journal: Hemp: Hopes and Headaches Ahead
U.S. farmers can officially play the hemp game, so says the 2018 farm bill, and as of January 2019, 41 states have given hemp a green flag. Here’s what you need to know before you grow.

From AgDay: Taking the THC out of Hemp Plants

From Bovine Veterinarian: Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine

Check out the latest stories and updates at 


• 5 Facts About Cannabis

• USDA Plant Profile for Hemp

• USDA Plant Profile for Marijuana

• Hemp Industries Association


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Portia Stewart
Wed, 02/13/2019 – 13:02


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