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    Saw palmetto berry 2018 mid-season harvest report

    Saw palmetto berry 2018 mid-season harvest report

    Excess rain limits supply and drives up prices

    The harvest season began in early August in Florida and the total berry harvest for the season will not be known until the first week of October, but buyers in the market say they are already revising their expectations for the 2018 harvest volume.

    AHPA President attends London seminar on herbal product quality

    McGuffin emphasizes the individual company’s role in ensuring quality

    AHPA President Michael McGuffin presented at a seminar sponsored jointly today in London, England by Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) and British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA), titled Maintaining High Quality Standards in Herbal Products.

    FairWild, TRAFFIC and AHPA focus on sustainability in Cambridge meeting

    AHPA members are invested in and committed to programs and practices to ensure herbal supplies are obtained sustainably

    American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin met Monday with the senior staff of TRAFFIC and the FairWild Foundation at the organizations' main office in Cambridge, England. The meeting was arranged to exchange ideas on how best to collaborate to encourage and support sustainable industry practices in procurement of wild plant species used in the U.S. herbal products industry.

    Hemp industry leaders urge Farm Bill conferees to modify and support Farm Bill provision to legalize U.S. hemp farming

    September 18, 2018: Provision to ban drug felons from participating in hemp production should be removed

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading hemp industry advocates collaborated to urge Farm Bill conferees to finalize and pass the Farm Bill to modify and support a provision that would legalize hemp farming in the U.S.

    AHPA requests relief for supplement and herbal industry from tariffs on imports from China

    September 2018: Proposed tariffs could increase costs for consumers and cause disruptions to the marketplace

    AHPA submitted comments on September 6 to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to request that a proposed 25 percent duty on Chinese imports be revised to remove from this new tariff burden numerous ingredients used in dietary supplements and other herbal products manufactured and marketed in the United States.

    AHPA recognizes and thanks long-time members

    Fifty-nine AHPA members celebrate 20+ Year Anniversary in 2018

    The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is pleased to announce and honor the many companies that have been active or associate AHPA members for 20 years or more, including seven founding members who were in attendance at AHPA’s formative meetings in 1982 and 1983, and 52 others that have maintained continuous membership since at least 1998.

    Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warning Requirement Changes Aug. 30

    New requirements apply to products manufactured after Aug. 30

    New regulations for California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning labels will go into effect on August 30, 2018 and apply to products manufactured after that date.
    Nature’s Way coordinates tour of Garnay ginkgo farm for Sen. Scott staff

    Nature’s Way coordinates tour of Garnay ginkgo farm for Sen. Scott staff

    Farm established in 1982 now provides ginkgo leaves sold in products in 80 countries worldwide

    CRS report details challenges and opportunities for growing U.S. hemp industry

    CRS report details challenges and opportunities for growing U.S. hemp industry

    Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

    Recent market and import data for hemp products and ingredients show that the U.S. market has a highly dedicated and growing demand base, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

    AHPA working to update and expand Herbs of Commerce

    AHPA will solicit member feedback on proposed updates

    AHPA has been working with an expert advisory committee to review, revise and broaden AHPA's Herbs of Commerce, the standard for common and scientific plant names used for herbal products.
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