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New York state is opening its ramped-up hemp program with a call for new growers and an offer of up to $10 million in grant funding.
The grants come in two categories:
- $5 million will fund industrial hemp research, including nearly $1 million in partnerships with Cornell University and Morrisville State College to support industrial hemp research during the 2017 growing season. Cornell plans to concentrate its work on designing industrial hemp seed certification standards for New York.
- $5 million will go to economic development opportunities for industrial hemp businesses. Winning applicants will get funding for capital costs related