The formation of the new U.S. Hemp Growers Association was announced in Indianapolis.
The brand-new association will focus on things like educational efforts and market development resources, research, and networking opportunities.
A USHGA release says the organization will provide a unified voice for farmers to actively engage in critically important advocacy efforts.
More than 300 members of the U.S. Hemp Farming Alliance will fold into the new USHGA.
Caryn Wilcox will serve as the initial executive director of the organization. A majority of the organization’s board of directors is expected to be active hemp farmers.
“The forward-thinking industry leaders who’ve come together in this association see the potential for hemp as an agricultural commodity,” Wilcox says. “They also understand how much this industry can contribute to the environment and the sustainable products that benefit farmers and consumers at the grassroots level.”
Wilcox also says she’s honored to be part of this historical moment.