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November 01, 2019 - 1:51 pm
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is getting its first industrial hemp fiber processing facility. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Appalachian Biomass Processing plans to spend nearly $900,000 and create 13 jobs on the project in Wythe County. Once grown by George Washington and Thomas...
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July 24, 2019 - 11:36 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - After federal legislation opened the door for the wide-scale cultivation of hemp, hundreds of people in Virginia have signed up to grow the crop. The Roanoke Times reports that as of July, more than 800 growers had registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and...
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December 22, 2018 - 10:57 am
By CARLA K. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer SEATTLE (AP) — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an...
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