USDA Teams Up With Cornell University For Hemp Education Webinar Series

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will be partnering with Cornell University on a webinar series to promote education about hemp as the industry evolves. The events, the first of which was held on Wednesday, will feature experts in academia, research, production and private industry, according to a press release. The webinar this week focused on outdoor cultivation, and the next on February 9 will explore indoor cultivation. Today, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Cornell University announce the launch of a webinar series on hemp research. The first webinar will be held tomorrow, Jan. 26 at 2 pm EST. Bring your questions. Register here: https://t.co/TCjJK4r5nO #HempWebinar pic.twitter.com/7PRBcwCaId — Agricultural Research Service (@USDA_ARS) January 25, 2022 Other topics that will be taken up over the next few months include hemp processing, extraction, the endocannabinoid system, food science, genetics and the economics of hemp production.

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) “solves agricultural challenges that affect all Americans,” the department’s acting hemp curator, Zachary Stansell, said. “Hemp is rapidly emerging as a critical multi-use and economically significant crop, so this hemp seminar series is designed to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusivity of ARS’ mission while providing hemp-specific education, training, and networking opportunities to historically underserved communities,” he said. For each event, the experts will spend about 30-40 minutes discussing their issue and then participants will be able to submit questions. Meanwhile, USDA announced last month that it has taken steps to improve insurance policies for hemp businesses, making them more flexible in response to stakeholder feedback. USDA has taken a number of steps to align hemp insurance policies with those of other lawful crops since the plant was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, consistently seeking out input from stakeholders as the industry matures. In…

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