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If Not Now, When? New York is about to Miss a Real Opportunity to Help Struggling Farmers

By ANDREW M. ROSNER and ALLAN GANDELMAN With a renewed public interest in local businesses rather than courting out-of-state companies, New York has a real opportunity to build a thriving local hemp and cannabis industry. In passing the now besieged ...
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City Hampers Cuomo’s Vision for Hemp

Health Department is harming a budding industry Allan Gandelman Andrew M. Rosner Nascent industries face a host of challenges, especially when government agencies send conflicting messages to the public on safety. Recently the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ...
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Six Washington County farms to Grow Hemp This Year

After the 2018 Farm Bill opened the door for farmers with state permits to grow hemp, more and more local growers are exploring their options. And educational forums sponsored by the state cooperative extension are packed with potential growers asking ...
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What’s the future of hemp in NY?

OWEGO, N.Y. -- Farmers are hoping regulations on the hemp industry could soon be lifted. Senator Chuck Schumer was in Owego Friday morning, introducing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. If passed, industrial hemp would no longer be classified as ...
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