Category Archives: Agriculture

Farmers Friday | Mixed Projections Over The Pond for Hemp in 2020

THE HEMP MARKET IS POISED FOR MASSIVE GROWTH WITH UNPRECEDENTED INTEREST FROM FARMERS, PROCESSORS AND CONSUMERS, FUELLED IN PART BY THE EXTRAORDINARY DEMAND FOR CBD-BASED PRODUCTS. July 15, 2020 by HEMP BENCHMARKS: For the full article and thanks please follow this link. As HempBenchmark have reported previously, last year’s difficult season resulted in many hemp cultivators withdrawing from the market.

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GREEN TECH TUESDAY | FLUENCE BIOENGINEERING LIGHTING UP ALASKA!

Rainforest Farms and The Fireweed Factory are the first companies to receive a commercial cannabis cultivation and retail license in the Alaska capital city of Juneau. And they both grow under 100% Fluence LED solutions. Rainforest Farms deploys an organic, living soil cultivation strategy to allows their crops to express their genetic potential, providing clean, high-quality cannabis to their customers.

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The Hemp Club | NEWS #6, 1st March 2020

Could UK’s new damning drug report bring about decriminalisation or is funding treatment the only way? Lib Dems call for decriminalisation ahead of drugs summit In major shift, UN drug chief questions whether control treaties involving cannabis are out of date MGC Pharma enters Europe with exclusive supply deal in Poland Peru sells out of medical cannabis SPAIN: The business

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The Hemp Club | NEWS #5, 23rd February 2020

EMMAC, The First European Company To Export Medical Cannabis To Israel New medical cannabis clinic opens in Solihull and this is what it costs Sativa inks CBD deal with WH Smith Travel Marijuana to be legally prescribed at private clinic in Aberdeen Peru sells out of medical cannabis SPAIN: The business could reach 3,000 million euros and serve more than

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FARMERS FRIDAY | A Natural Resource to Enrich the Earth

SafeRock is committed to creating an environmentally better future with their 100% natural resource! SAFEROCK MINERALS SafeRock is at the forefront of agricultural sustainability in its efforts to provide a natural solution to the global crisis of soil degradation. Their resource has been certified for use in organic agriculture as a mineral soil conditioner. The minerals are 100 per cent recoverable with

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UK Industrial Hemp| Two Farmers Outlooks and Knowledge + Home Office Requirements

WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING HEMP? | Nick Voase. Since 2002 Industrial hemp has many environmental benefits – some are directly due the use of the various parts of the plant by industry or pet owners, others are due to the reduction in use of oil-derived products and some as a consequence of growing hemp. Hemp requires no pesticides in

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FARMERS FRIDAY | THE FARM BUSINESS INNOVATION EXPO @ THE NEC 6TH – 7TH NOV.

Good Afternoon! The Hemp Club is excited to once again partner with the Farm Business Innovation Show on the 6th and 7th November at Birmingham’s NEC.. and we want you to come!With 550 exhibitors and 250 expert lead seminars, it’s the perfect opportunity to expand your industry understanding. Secure Free Tickets HERE Farm Business Innovation has searched high and low to provide you with key knowledge that will take your land

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Green Tech Tuesday: Artificial intelligence (AI) propelling us towards a digital revolution

Their Article in Greenhouse Grower Magazine: How AI Learns and How You Can Use AI in Your Greenhouse Updated: 1/10/2019  The following is a long-form version of an educational article we published in Greenhouse Grower Magazine. Here is a link to the original article and below you will find fleshed-out explanations of data and the training of artificial intelligence technology. All the

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FARMERS FRIDAY | The Hemp Club is proud to be partnered with the Farm Business Innovation Show 2019!

The Hemp Club is once again happy to be partnered with Europe’s largest trade show for diversifying your farming needs and increasing revenue; Farm Business Innovation 2019. Get your free tickets HERE The show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 6th and 7th of November. Save the date for what promises to be bigger and better than

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FARMERS FRIDAY| HEMP BENCHMARKS AUGUST REPORT

Hemp Benchmarks® is an independent Price Reporting Agency (PRA). Their goal is to bring price transparency to wholesale hemp markets in order to allow businesses to operate with confidence and efficiency. They do not have physical or financial exposure to the commodities that we assess, and therefore do not profit from liquidity, volumes or price movement, avoiding the potential for

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FARMERS FRIDAY | PRODUCT EARTH, BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 23 – 25 AUGUST

The UK’s Premier Hemp, CBD and Cannabis event is starting Friday week! Product Earth is now in it’s fourth year and has gathered unstoppable momentum. This year they have taken over the spectacular National Agricultural Exhibition Centre at Stoneleigh Park. They have partnered with the British Hemp Association and The ASTM will also be speaking to produce an event that

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Farmers Friday | Hemp Benchmark’s JULY 2019 SPOT PRICE INDEX REPORT

Bringing transparency and efficiency to cultivators, processors, purchasers, investors, traders, and other hemp market participants through validated, standardised wholesale price benchmarks and market intelligence. Hemp Benchmarks ​Spot Price Index Report The hemp market is poised for massive growth with unprecedented interest from farmers, processors and consumers, fuelled in part by the extraordinary demand for CBD-based products. Make Informed Business Decisions With Confidence

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FARMERS FRIDAY | CBD & ASTM land preparation standard

Standards developer ASTM International is proposing land preparation benchmarks for the CBD value chain, and inviting stakeholders to provide input to the quality assurance effort.   “Creating a standard to ensure land is properly prepared for the cultivation of hemp is essential,” said Dustin Robinson, an ASTM member and attorney at Florida, USA-based Mr. Cannabis Law. “As the cannabis industry grows,

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DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN CANNABIS MARKET | European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction PAPERS

Content: Introduction (p. 3) l Herbal cannabis (p. 4) l Cannabis resin (p. 6) l Concentrated extracts of cannabis (p. 10) l Edibles (p. 12) l Synthetic cannabinoids (p. 13) l Cannabis-based medicinal products (p. 13) l Conclusions (p. 15) l References (p. 16) l Acknowledgements (p. 19) Key points: This publication reviews how a number of factors impact on the

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Farmers Friday: The Need for Cannabis Standards

ASTM Standardization News FULL ARTICLES AND THANKS TO THE ASTM: https://www.astm.org/standardization-news/?q=features/need-cannabis-standards-mj17.html New cannabis committee addresses industry demands for standards that support consistent testing, personnel training, and more. BY JACK MAXWELL The notion of a robust global cannabis industry — with branded products, corporate stakeholders, and government regulations at various levels — would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. Yet

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Sunday Report | Regenerative Farming: CULTIVATION CLASSICS + The Emerald Cup

DEFINING VALUES: From last years event: 2019 REGENERATIVE CANNABIS FARM AWARD 2019 Application Now Closed. Join us in congratulating our fresh round of applicants, which include: Mentari FarmsEast Fork CultivarsPhoenix Rising FarmThe PlantStaeFli FarmsLane Creek Reserve/Lane Creek Hemp Co We are excited to extend the opportunity for Oregon producers to receive recognition for our outdoor producers’ commitment to regenerative practices. A

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GREEN TECH TUESDAY | Machine Learning Agri-Future?

Let’s discover how agriculture can benefit from Machine Learning at every stage: Species management Species Breeding Our favorite, this application is so logical and yet so unexpected, because mostly you read about harvest prediction or ambient conditions management at later stages. Species selection is a tedious process of searching for specific genes that determine the effectiveness of water and nutrients

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GREEN TECH TUESDAY | |Fluence Bioengineering:

THEO TEKSTRA is on the team and MedMEM’s facility Fluence continues to expand across Europe. The science-based approach Fluence takes to horticulture requires clear communications based on product and application benefits. To that end, Theo Tekstra, is joining Fluence by OSRAM as Product Marketing Manager for the EMEA region. Theo has overseen disruptive product introduction into the hydroponics market for a

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FARMERS FRIDAY | UNDERSTANDING HOW INDUSTRIAL HEMP FITS INTO OUR AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE 

Industrial Hemp Pilot-Program INTRODUCTION The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) created the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to research the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp in North Dakota. The goal was to increase the understanding of how industrial hemp fits into the current agricultural landscape, and investigate how it may contribute to the economy of North Dakota. LEGAL

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Organic Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation Conference

VANCOUVER – BRITISH COLUMBIA  The Science of Organic Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation Conference January 11-13, 2019 Ticket available here:  https://www.regenerativeorganiccannabis.com/vancouver-british-columbia Well Done Canada, you are the first, and thanks for highlighting that we need this plant in our daily lives “The goal is to grow organically and to become regenerative. With this all in mind our focus and tool belt will

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Farmers Friday – Discover Hemp

DISCOVER THE HEMP PLANT Hemp could just be the light at the end of the tunnel for our ecological issues and can massively lessen our carbon print; giving us, at last, a guarantee to our indeterminate future. The building materials and textiles produced from its strands outweigh the uses of cotton and cotton’s destruction of our planet.  Hemp will also

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