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9/8/19 Update

September 8, 2019 It has been a busy summer in the hemp world. We have heard from many of you that your hemp is maturing and you are looking forward to a good harvest. Note that DATCP has added information … Continue reading

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4/29/19 Update

April 29, 2019 There are a few things that we have been anxiously waiting for over the last year to signify that the hemp industry is entering the mainstream. Crop insurance, which has finally become available (see our 4/19 update) … Continue reading

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4/19/19 Update

April 19, 2019 Some news arose this week that is too important to wait to share in a full update. Rural Mutual Insurance has informed us that it is now offering coverage for industrial hemp, subjective to underwriting. This includes … Continue reading

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4/15/19 Update

April 15, 2019 released a bill Hemp 2.0 – the Growing Opportunities Act Senators Pat Testin and Lena Taylor and Representatives Tony Kurtz and Dave Considine have released a bill in the state legislature that is critical for moving Wisconsin’s … Continue reading

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3/2/19 Update

March 2, 2019 We are officially well into year two of the hemp restart in Wisconsin. The grower and processor license application deadline passed earlier this week, and we are excited to hear how many applications were submitted for 2019. … Continue reading

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12/22/18 Update

December 22, 2018 Happy holidays to you all! It is an understatement to say that it has been a monumental week in the hemp world. Our sincere thanks go out to everyone who made the passage of the hemp-related provisions … Continue reading

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11/22/18 Update

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hopefully everyone who grew a hemp crop this year is nearing completion of his or her post-harvest activities.  Processing is still in full swing, and we are told that there are already many new applicants for grower and … Continue reading

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11/1/18 Update

It is a big day for the hemp industry in Wisconsin!  Today is the first day that new growers and processors are eligible to apply for licenses to participate in the 2019 hemp season.  Unlike 2018, in which applications were … Continue reading

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9/25/18 Update

Now that most of your outdoor grows are maturing, if they haven’t already been harvested, be on the lookout for security issues. At least two growers have reported theft of their hemp flowers. The Wisconsin hemp industry is continuing to … Continue reading

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9/16/18 Update

The first outdoor hemp crop harvest under the new hemp pilot program is in full swing. Some of you have reported that there have been challenges associated with the recent unprecedented rainfall in many areas of the state. Like any … Continue reading

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