|USDA Update on Importation of Hemp Seeds|
Today the USDA announced new rules on the importation of hemp seeds. We want to thank Senator Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Tester (D-MT) for their efforts to find a quick solution to this problem as many in the hemp industry finalize their plans to plant for the 2019 season. They sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol agency urging them to update their guidance to allow for legal hemp seed imports.
Below is a notice sent out by USDA today with an update on how the new process will work.
The passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Section 10113) removed hemp and hemp seeds from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) schedule of Controlled Substances. This action removed hemp and hemp seeds from DEA authority for products containing THC levels not greater than 0.3 percent. Therefore, DEA no longer has authority to require hemp seed permits for import purposes.
U.S. producers and hemp seed exporters have requested assistance from USDA to provide an avenue for hemp seed exports to the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the importation of all seeds for planting to ensure safe agricultural trade. Under this authority, USDA is providing an alternative way for the safe importation of hemp seeds into the United States.
Importation of Hemp Seed from CanadaHemp seeds can be imported into the United States from Canada if accompanied by either: 1) a phytosanitary certification from Canada’s national plant protection organization to verify the origin of the seed and confirm that no plant pests are detected; or 2) a Federal Seed Analysis Certificate (SAC, PPQ Form 925) for hemp seeds grown in Canada.
Importation of Hemp Seed from Countries other than CanadaHemp seeds may be imported into the United States from countries other than Canada if accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the exporting country’s national plant protection organization to verify the origin of the seed and confirm that no plant pests are detected.
Hemp seed shipments may be inspected upon arrival at the first port of entry by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure USDA regulations are met, including certification and freedom from plant pests.
Questions or requests for information regarding hemp can be sent to email@example.com.More information about industrial hemp production is available at www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/farmbill-hemp.
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Month: December 2020
It’s really truly amazing but I do believe that hemp can save the world!
What that means to me real quick is that we should farm it where it grows best, as I understand it there is a abundance of land in our good ole USA that is in the right climate for Hemp! In Florida it can be harvested 3 times a year! I mean that this plant is easy on the earth. Grows along with mother nature if you just let it, and all the processes associated with manufacturing a variety of industrial products from it is extremely less harmful to the Earth than our current counterparts.
Together with the nettle it is the most ecological fiber that exists.
A plant that grows naturally only with rainwater.
say goodbye monsanto
Due to its great resistance it is not a victim of pests, so it does not need the use of pesticides or insecticides, it is a fiber that does not contain harmful chemicals or pollute the soil. Unlike cotton that drains the soil of all nutrients to a point that it has to be a rotating crop. In contrast Hemp actually is beneficial to the soil.
It has great durability for its resistance and great absorbent power, dries quickly, does not shrink with contact with hot water, also blocks U.V and UVB rays by almost 95%, so it does not discolour with the sun.
It is an anti-bacterial textile, resistant to mold, like bamboo, regulates temperature, so it is equally useful for winter and summer.
I could go on on on. I think I just might, lol😜😜
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U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance
America is finally waking up again and seeing where we came from in many ways. this is a great move!
USHFA (U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance ) has been established.
This is amazing and according to the US Hemp Roundtable:
|“Hemp once served as the fabric of the American imagination. Grown by iconic U.S. gentlemen farmers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, hemp was one of the nation’s leading cash crops until a misguided prohibition emerged in the early 20th century. Thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill, pilot programs in dozens of states have demonstrated the crop’s durability and its extraordinary economic opportunity. And now that the 2018 Farm Bill has be signed into law — hemp is completely removed from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act, recognized formally once again as a promising agricultural commodity.|
A renewed multi-billion-dollar American hemp industry has been unleashed. It’s therefore critical that the interests of U.S. hemp farmers are protected.
That’s why we’ve established the U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance (“USHFA”). There are plenty of organizations across the country advocating for various elements of the hemp industry. But U.S. hemp farmers need an organization that advocates solely for their interests – before federal officials, state regulators, consumer groups and various other companies and organizations further down the hemp food chain.
While developments in the hemp industry are expected to move at a rapid pace, and the USHFA will be flexible in addressing the varying needs of the hemp farming community, the organization’s primary mission will include:Advocacy on behalf of hemp farmers before law enforcement, state regulators and federal agencies;Education for hemp farmers on the evolving legal and regulatory frameworks, including a forthcoming “Hemp School”;Service as a central clearinghouse for hemp industry resources, facilitating information and data exchange;Monthly conference call updates and annual in-person conventions;Interaction with the U.S Hemp Authority in its development of standards and best practices;Marketing of the industry to consumers and end-users; and Collaboration on programs such as crop and health insurance, state check-off programs, and banking programs. Information on membership levels and opportunities will be available in late January. But for now, please go to www.ushempfarmingalliance.com to sign up for free to receive regular email updates on our progress.
I have been researching hemp for all sorts of purposes for years. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Question everything is what I was taught. I was exposed to the tremendous difference in the tensile strength of the hemp rope used as line by some big fishing companies in Alaska as opposed to the synthetic rope! Some times as much as 10 times for the same diameter! I was amazed when I saw the truth! Meaning ships carrying less weight, using less fuel! What a concept HUH? Antibacterial rope that doesn’t get moldy What a concept.
I would really like to see them solve the PLASTIC STRAW problem
(500 million straws are used every day in the US and discarded according to https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org) by making Hemp Plastic Biodegradable Straws! It is possible. People just don’t know about it because it doesn’t come across thru the mainstream media as important it is. Mainly I think because they are in cahoots with the big money.
I read an interesting article about plastic pollution that had some alarming pics and info. It’s a great source for info, see it here! https://motherearthstreasures.com/how-to-cope-with-the-plastic-avalanche-in-the-world. We need to inform more people about what is happening!
Why don’t you know?
Because the big money corporations that are living off our misery. Because they took the wrong direction when it came to fuel and manufacturing and opted for the petrochemical Industries.
Can you imagine what it would be like if we had developed Plant based fuel, material and medicine for the last 175 years the way we did synthetics and petrochemicals? They don’t want you to know and they don’t want to retool their industry.
Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa Species and contains CBD(cannabidiol), the most famous of the medical compounds in the Cannabis Plants. All the Species have CBD in different amounts. CBD from industrial hemp is so valuable because the plants have very little THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is what gives the Cannabis plants the psychotropic effect. Not all Cannabis plants have psychotropic effects as we see in the Industrial hemp strain.
There are so many uses that I really can’t fathom the reasoning that has not embraced this plant as we were 250 years ago.
Check out this article:
It outlines the many uses that we hardly ever think about!
If you have an experience with Hemp and want to share it email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am so glad you read how I feel that Hemp can save the world because I really do truly believe it would be a step in the right direction!
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