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Laura Drotleff

Laura has specialized in agricultural journalism for the past 20 years. Most recently she served as the editor of a B2B publication and multimedia properties focused on productivity, efficiency and profitability in commercial greenhouse cultivation. She has reported on multiple aspects of specialty crops including floriculture, fruit, vegetables, citrus and cannabis. She also has served extensively on various horticulture industry association boards. Laura is a Michigan State University graduate and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hemp, marijuana growers provide strategies for success in producing field-grown cannabis

We’ve all heard the idiom, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” But the sentiment is especially true for the spring outdoor planting season. Whether producing industrial hemp or outdoor-grown marijuana, growers can take steps to prepare themselves—and their operations—for success. These steps include: Proper site selection and soil sampling. Securing contracts with buyers. Selecting […]

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Canadian cannabis firm Cronos spending $300 million to enter US hemp market

Cronos Group, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Ontario, Canada, that has international production and distribution, said Friday it will buy four operating subsidiaries from Redwood Holding Group for $300 million. Redwood, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, produces, markets and distributes hemp-derived CBD products, including skin care, bath items and gummies, throughout the […]

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