Articles written by Lee Enterprises Consulting Bioeconomy Expert(s)

Hemp Offtake Agreements

Hemp Offtake Agreements: Connecting Hemp Growers with Buyers By: Rachael Z. Ardanuy, Esq. (Lee Enterprises Consulting) The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, authorized the production of hemp pursuant to USDA and state regulation, and guarantees that hemp can be moved in interstate and international commerce. …

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Hemp Biomass Management: Excellence & Profit

Hemp Biomass Management (Part 2): Managing for Excellence and Profit By David F. Peterson, B.S, MBA This is the second article in a two-part series (Part 1, Hemp Biomass Management (Part 1): Technology) Since you are reading this article, you are interested in learning how to better manage your hemp biomass feedstock. Whether the reader…

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Hemp Biomass Management: Technology

Hemp Biomass Management (Part 1): Technology Development and Mitigating Scale-up Risks By David F. Peterson, B.S., MBA This is the first article in a two-part series addressing the challenges of implementing and scaling up hemp production from a biomass management perspective. After the product or products are chosen and the business strategy is developed, biomass…

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Industrial Hemp Production: IPM and Wildlife

An Introduction to Industrial Hemp Production (Part II): Integrated Pest Management and Implications for Wildlife By: Susan P. Rupp, PhD (Lee Enterprises Consulting)  Because of the challenges of registering it as an agricultural crop, federal agencies have not yet provided clear direction on the use of agrochemicals (i.e., herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides) on hemp, and…

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Industrial Hemp Production: Cultivation and Management

By: Susan P. Rupp, PhD (Lee Enterprises Consulting) The production of industrial hemp, grown for fiber, seed, and cannabidiol (CBD), has surged in recent years.  More recently, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) authorized the production of hemp and removed hemp and hemp seeds from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) schedule of…

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2020 Cannabis Ballot Measures

By Martin Wahl, Vice President, Lee Enterprises Consulting This is the first in a series of articles being prepared by Lee Enterprises Consulting experts addressing opportunities and concerns for the growing hemp and cannabis industries. Topics will include cultivation, feedstock management, project financing, offtake agreement processing and product development with a focus on scaling up…

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Industrial Hemp

Industrial Hemp Production, Cultivation, and Management, by: Susan P. Rupp, PhD (Lee Enterprises Consulting) The production of industrial hemp, grown for fiber, seed, and cannabidiol (CBD), has surged in recent years.  More recently, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) authorized the production of hemp and removed hemp and hemp seeds from the…

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