On April 26, 14 representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas, Calif.
Among those who toured the facility to meet with the startups was Bill Richmond, Chief of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for the USDA and Robin Chilton, Director, Standards Division of the USDA's Specialty Crops Program.
The group met with WGCIT member Solare Holdings about their hemp program and the USDA requirements for hemp. In addition, the group me with the following WGCIT startups: