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Join us March 12, 2020 at 1pm EST for a new webinar – Understanding Hemp Insurance – Seed to Sale

This webinar will discuss what limitations exist in the Hemp Crop insurance space. We will address the newly introduced Federal Crop program and jump into how insurance agents have stepped in to help overcome the insurance hurdles, what types of coverage is out there and how traditional, and captive insurance companies and programs can make sense for your unique situation.

Content presented by experts Jeremy Colombik (President, Emerald Risk) and Jeff Kleid (Founder, Elite Risk). By focusing on the Hemp Crop insurance space since late 2018, both the team at Elite Risk and Emerald Risk Solutions are considered Hemp insurance pioneers. As such we understand the coverage, the uniquify of all the players trying to find their way into the community, and the emotional roller coaster that farmers have been on in trying to understand the plant, how it works, where they sell it to, and how they protect such a large investment.

We are pleased to present this educational webinar series to our members! We’ve gathered experts to present you the information you need to know to get started in the industry. Topics include:

  • CBD Cultivation Best Practices
  • Fiber and Grain Cultivation Best Practice
  • Selecting Genetics
  • How to Read a Certificate of Analysis
  • Understanding THC Testing
  • CBD Extraction Methods
  • Taking Products to Market
  • And More!

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US Senate Ag Committee Hearing July, 2019

NHA was honored to be invited to give testimony at the US Senate Ag Committee Hearing “Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill” on July 25th, 2019. Video of NHA testimony below.

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Panel Discussion with USDA – May 2019

Watch our Panel Discussion with USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach, Assistant Counsel to NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Axel Bernabe, NHA Chairman Geoff Whaling; Moderated by Executive Director Erica Stark at the May 2019 CWCBExpo in NY.

Become A Member

Our membership includes farmers, entrepreneurs, processors, manufacturers, researchers, investors, organizations and businesses of all sizes who have entered the emerging hemp industry.


Volunteers receive a free individual membership, which gives access to the membership directory, resources for hemp legislation, state affiliate opportunities and more. Plus, stay connected with companies and experts that are already established in the industry.


The National Hemp Association is a non-profit organization. With your help, we can help fulfill our mission of supporting all aspects of the hemp industry, educating people about the uses for hemp, and making industrial hemp legal at the federal level.

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Comprehensive list of all hemp news. Click one of the other sections if you only wish to see news related to a specific segment of the industry.

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Legislative News

Get the latest on where we stand with federal legislation. This is also where you’ll find article related to specific state’s legislation and programs.

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News related to cultivation and harvesting of hemp.

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CBD and related medical news.

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Hemp Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela

Much work still needs to be done with the general public, farmers and our elected officials about the nutritional, industrial, environmental and medicinal benefits of hemp. As laws change, research is conducted and commercialization begins, sharing information will be vital to ensure the hemp industry thrives. NHA is committed to advancing this awareness and knowledge.

Hemp Legislation

NHA’s main priority is the passage of comprehensive hemp legislation on a federal level. We also are here to help individual states with their hemp legislation. Stay tuned for important updates of how you can help pass HR3550, The 2017 Industrial Hemp Act!

Hemp Business

Hemp has the potential to bring prosperity to many segments of our society. Not only will it be a new cash and rotational crop for farmers, the possibilities for manufacturing are virtuously endless. Not only can hemp make thousands of products, hemp can be used to makes thousands of products, better, stronger and more sustainable. Now is the time to start think about how hemp can be incorporated into your business plan. If you have an existing hemp business, an NHA business level membership is a great way to not only support our efforts but to promote your business tp thousands of hemp enthusiasts!



One of the biggest misconceptions is believing that industrial hemp is the same thing as marijuana.
The two plants are the same species, but are more like first cousins and NOT identical twins.

“Hemp Can Save The Planet!”

Jack Herer

Hemp is the most versatile plant on earth.
It can be used for food, medicine, biofuel, compostable plastics, building materials and more.
It is time for the full legalization of industrial hemp at the federal level.


Volunteer with the NHA

There is a lot of work to be done and we can use your help. Contact us today to see how you can make a difference.

Contact Congress

It is important to contact your senators and representatives and let them know you support the legalization of hemp.

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