Hemp Farmer Sticking with GenCanna

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With John Wiggins’ two sons interested in farming and seeing an opportunity to diversify from his tobacco and row crops, hemp looked like a sure bet to add onto their south Graves County operation. “It fit our niche,” Wiggins said. So last season they decided to grow 128 acres of hemp and joined up with processor GenCanna as a contract farmer.

FDA Chief calls CBD “Life Saving”; GenCanna Agrees!

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Today, we are very pleased that the FDA listened — and are grateful that Commissioner Hahn and the FDA continue to share our industry’s commitment to help farmers farm this versatile crop and provide global access to reliable and compliant food grade hemp-derived products.

USDA Announces Two Insurance Programs to Help Hemp Producers’ Crops

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. — As the hemp industry grows in popularity around the country, the USDA has introduced two programs to help protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. The first insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) provides coverage against loss of yield because of insurable causes of loss for hemp grown for fiber, grain or Cannabidiol […]

FDA Blamed for Hemp Industry Troubles

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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — The Food and Drug Administration’s uncertainty over how to regulate hemp, including warning letters to companies for selling products illegally, has diminished the interest of big companies in hemp food products and “frozen” processors’ access to capital, the president of GenCanna, a Kentucky hemp processor that filed for bankruptcy last week, […]

Strength in Community

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By now, most of our followers have learned that on the evening of November 7th there was a fire in the refinement branch of our production facility at the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, Kentucky. Our employees followed our emergency protocols and everyone safely exited the premises. We’re grateful to the first responders of Clark County […]

Second Chances With Hemp

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At GenCanna, we live our values every day as a true triple-bottom-line company. Our goal from the outset has been to support, educate and enable American family farmers to grow hemp, while creating real economic impact in rural agricultural communities in the process. This season, the GenCanna Certified Farming Network spanned 60+ family farming partners with 30 […]

An Update from GenCanna

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When we formed GenCanna in 2014, we were a small group with minimal resources and big dreams. We understood the power of our goal in making low-THC cannabis widely accessible. On the heels of CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Weed I and Weed II documentaries, it was clear that the world had a broad interest […]

Innovating Through Data

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Federal regulators have called for better data on each aspect of the new hemp industry as they establish formal standards and systems. This market is evolving rapidly, and in order to continue driving innovation in our operations, it is imperative we analyze every data set available to us — from plants to products. Whether it […]

Do You Know Where Your CBD Comes From?

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We built GenCanna to provide a safe, scalable, sustainable supply of premium CBD. Quality and safety have been the bedrock of our company since the outset. We built the GenCanna Production Platform™ (GPP) because of our stubborn focus on manufacturing high quality cannabis at true global scale. We have growing concern over the current CBD […]