(This is an abridged version of a story that seems in the Fall situation of  Hemp Business Magazine.)

Hemp farmers across the United States demand numerous varieties of the plant, such as these conceived to develop in distinct climates or with specific traits preferred by the finish prospects, amongst other people.

To meet these requires, plant breeders consistently are striving to generate hemp varieties with specific traits, such as illness resistance and new combinations of cannabinoids.

Those breeders commit years establishing new varieties and enduring the tedious procedure of hybridizing, developing, trialing, picking – and then performing it more than and more than.

Then, they should attempt to safeguard the intellectual home they’ve produced, to ensure they are paid for these exclusive genes, traits and varieties.

That element of the breeder’s job has gotten less difficult.

Thanks to the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, breeders now have a couple of alternatives and legal recourse to defend their genetics.

Hemp Business Magazine spoke with business stakeholders about some of the techniques hemp breeders can defend their intellectual home.

The hyperlinks under will inform hemp plant breeders about:

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