Around the industry: Hemp agriculture guidelines in development at Penn State

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  • Illinois: Eureka College is seeking public comment in preparation for its regional accreditation process. The public can submit comments regarding the quality of Eureka and its academic programs by Jan. 27, 2017 (Eureka College press release, 7/26).
  • Kentucky: University of Louisville (U of L) President James Ramsey resigned Wednesday from his position amid two investigations into finances and athletics at the school.  Ramsey has accepted a $690,000 settlement. "It was just what everybody thought was best for the university, including Dr. Ramsey," says board chair Junior Bridgeman (Chappell, "The Two-Way," NPR, 7/28).
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University's College of Agricultural Sciences is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to develop guidelines for growing industrial hemp. Last month, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) signed a law allowing the department and higher education institutions to grow cannabis for research purposes. "Our research in the Agricultural Pilot Program could help farmers to be more successful if and when the law allows them to grow industrial hemp for profit," says Gary Thompson, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Agricultural Sciences (GANT News, 7/27). 

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