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INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS National & International
National & International News
USDA Offers First Official
Hemp Figures
The United States grew $824 million
worth of hemp on about 54,000
acres last year, according to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's
first-ever national accounting of
cannabis production.
The USDA's National Agricultural
Statistics Service surveyed more
than 20,000 people who grew hemp
in 2021. The results are the most
complete look yet at the size and
value of the young hemp industry.
The agency counted acreage in
all 50 states. The USDA counted
33,500 outdoor acres of hemp production
worth $712 million as well
as 15.6 million square feet of indoor
hemp cultivation worth $112 million.
Flower was the most profitable
hemp product grown last year. The
USDA counted $623 million in hemp
flower production, followed by
$41.4 million for hemp fiber,
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$41.5 million for hempseeds and
$5.99 million for grain fiber.
Colorado planted the most
outdoor hemp last year, 10,100
acres but harvested only about a
third of that, 3,100 acres. Montana
harvested the most hemp last year,
with 4,500 acres.
California dominated indoor hemp
production in 2021, with 3.9 million
square feet. Colorado was a distant
second with 1.9 million square feet,
followed by:
* Oregon (1.7 million square feet).
* New York (1.1 million square
feet).
* Florida (990,000 square feet).
The agency also tracked per-acre
yields. For outdoor-grown hemp
flower, farmers harvested an
average of 1,235 pounds per acre.
Hemp-grain producers averaged
530 pounds per acre, and fiber producers
reported average yields of
2,620 pounds per acre.
Activists cheered the USDA's first
hemp report and called it an important
step for hemp to take its place
alongside other mainstream crops.
Lobbying Congress on MJ
Issues Costs Millions
At least $4.3 million was spent
on cannabis lobbying in 2021,
an increase of 16% from 2020,
according to OpenSecrets, a
nonprofit research group that tracks
political spending.
Amazon and Anheuser-Busch,
labor unions and Native American
tribes are among the 22 groups
paying lobbyists tens of thousands
of dollars to weigh in on-or simply
monitor-marijuana reform proposals
in Congress as part of their
overall lobbying efforts.
In 2011, the first year for which
OpenSecrets has lobbying records for
" marijuana, " $35,000 was spent on
three lobbyists to focus on MJ issues.

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