New intellectual-home alternatives aid hemp breeders shield their genetics



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

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

To meet these requires, plant breeders continually are striving to build hemp varieties with particular traits, like illness resistance and new combinations of cannabinoids.

Those breeders devote years building new varieties and enduring the tedious procedure of hybridizing, expanding, trialing, deciding on – and then undertaking it more than and more than.

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

That element of the breeder’s job has gotten simpler.

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

Hemp Market Magazine spoke with market stakeholders about some of the strategies hemp breeders can shield their intellectual home.

The hyperlinks under will inform hemp plant breeders about:

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