Department of State Development

In this edition:

  • News on the release of the trial results and proposed forums
  • New season trials
  • Report – New Opportunities in New and Emerging Agricultural Industries in Australia
  • Australian Industrial Hemp Conference proceedings available
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Opportunity to pitch ideas to a ‘Hemp Tank’.

News on the release of the trial results and proposed forums

Harvest is now complete and the yield components are being separated and weighed (grain, stalk, remainder). There will be subsampling for quality assessments by University of Adelaide (grain) and CSIRO (stalks). The earliest you can expect to see the publication of results is August. At that time, it is likely there will be workshops at Loxton and in the South East – potentially Struan. Dates are yet to be confirmed.

New season trials

Good news that another season of trials has been approved. The current trial results will provide information on the mix of varieties and sowing times.

Report – New Opportunities in New and Emerging Agricultural Industries in Australia

This report identifies Hemp Seed in the top nine of 26 emerging industries for Australia.

https://www.agrifutures.com.au/wp.../Coriolis-Scan_new-and-emerging-industries.pdf

Australian Industrial Hemp Conference proceedings from the Geelong conference

https://www.agrifutures.com.au/publications/australian-industrial-hemp-conference-2018-conference-proceedings/

Regional Growth Fund (Round 1 opens 2 July 2018 and closes 31 August 2018)

A $15 million annual grant fund to support projects that unlock new economic activity in our regions. This may be an opportunity for a group of businesses to gain support for an industrial hemp project.

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/322135/RGF_full_guidelines_published_23_June_2018.pdf

Opportunity to pitch ideas to a ‘Hemp Tank’ by 28 September 2018

Hemp Tank provides entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups with the chance to pitch ideas on anything hemp related – initiatives, products, services or technologies. Get your thinking caps on for the opportunity to have your idea supported by this group of investors.