Wisconsin Farm Bureau

WI DOJ backs down on hemp CBD ban after meeting bill authors, Farm Bureau

May 13, 2018 - An emotional rollercoaster for stakeholders than began with the release by DATCP of a Wisconsin DOJ guidance stating newly licensed hemp growers and processors could not produce CBD and that such products sold by retailers were illegal ended with a reversal by the Attorney General's office. Wisconsin DOJ officials met May 9 with the farm bureau, the hemp bill's authors, Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep....

Jackson County Sheriff 'no consequences' if you hand over your illegal CBD products

May 8, 2018 - The Jackson County Wisconsin Sheriff's Office issued a news release May 8 which was posted on their Facebook page. According to the release, Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera provided an "informational section on marijuana, hemp and CBD oils" at "Coffee with a Cop" at the Lunda Center Hub in Black River Falls May 3 in response to "questions and concerns brought up by attendees". County Wisconsin...

Farm Bureau and hemp businesses push back after DOJ position paper says CBD illegal in Wisconsin

May 3, 2018 - Green Bay's Fox11 News has reported that preliminary numbers show the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) received 341 applications for the hemp pilot program, of which 248 were for growing hemp and 94 for processing. But so far, most media has been quiet about a controversy that erupted Monday, April 30, the day before the licensing application deadline, when...

Wisconsin Senate Committee High on Hemp Bill

October 10, 2017 - MADISON: Industrial Hemp was the focus Tuesday at the Wisconsin Capitol with a press conference and public hearing on SB119, the Farm Freedom Act. In addition to SB119 Farm Freedom Act sponsors Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), the press conference, held in the Assembly Parlor prior to the hearing, featured a number of hemp experts. Those speaking included...

Wisconsin Eye to broadcast Oct. 10 Hemp bill press conference and hearing live

October 9, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp Wisconsin Eye to broadcast Oct. 10 Hemp bill press conference and hearing live October 9, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit (Updated 10/09/2017 4:47:49 PM) Both a pre-hearing press conference from Hemp Bill sponsors Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and the public hearing itself are scheduled to be broadcast Live on WisconsinEye on...

Farmers Union votes to support hemp farming at state convention

February 1, 2017 - The Wisconsin Farmers Union held their 86th annual State Convention Jan. 27-29, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells. According to a press release from the group, delegates adopted a number of resolutions reflecting the farm organization’s views on key issues. Among them was language supporting hemp farming in Wisconsin: “Support for the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, for the import of...