LENEXA, Kan. – Agricultural industry trade magazine Farm Journal has compiled what it calls agriculture’s first and most comprehensive database of hemp growers, processors and other value chain participants. The data set integrates with Farm Journal’s Farm Reach database to provide agribusinesses, government agencies, investors and suppliers with insights into an increasingly vibrant growth market.
Over the past 50 years, Farm Journal has become the trusted partner in agricultural data and today manages more than 4.1 million continuously updated records. Farm Journal’s ownership of 15 leading web-based platforms and its holistic view of the agri-food value chain provides data partners with a clear and accurate picture of new and emerging agricultural landscapes.
This expertise has led to the construction of a multi-sourced hemp database. This first-of-its-kind data set includes information from state and federal licensee files and other industry sources such as hemp growers, processors, transporters, seed companies, educators and farm managers.
“Farm Journal has always been dedicated to improving the livelihood of farmers and ranchers, which includes helping them improve the sustainability of their operations and diversify their income,” said Charlene Finck, president, Producer Media for Farm Journal. “It is critical we communicate clear and transparent information about how to safely grow and merchandise this crop to all segments of the industry. Providing agriculture with a comprehensive hemp data source is the first step of many Farm Journal will be making to help move this agricultural sector forward.”
When the most recent farm bill was signed into law in late 2018, hemp regained its status as a legal crop in the United States. Farm Journal immediately provided invaluable editorial and launched the Hemp College series, dedicated to helping farmers explore agronomic and business opportunities. This leadership has made Farm Journal the go-to resource for farmers and others to identify best practices and provide a clear market environment for evaluating hemp as a viable crop.
For more information about Farm Journal’s hemp data products, email Doug Edge at [email protected].