New York Gov. Hochul Vetoes Measures To Allow Hemp Seeds in Animal Feed

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Supporters cited nutrition as a key factor, namely that hemp seeds are high in protein and fiber. Two New York measures would allow for hemp seeds to be part of animal feed meant for pets, horses and camelids, like llamas and alpacas and got the green light from the state Assembly and Senate earlier this year. One German study from last year found that dairy cows fed industrial hemp produced detectable levels of delta-9 THC and other cannabinoids. A 2022 study also determined that feeding livestock industrial hemp can have beneficial effects on stress and activity levels in cattle. Greg Gianforte signed a bill that allowed for hemp and hemp derivatives to be included in food for pets, horses and livestock.

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Hemp has a number of uses that we are only now beginning to take advantage of. Two New York measures would allow for hemp seeds to be part of animal feed meant for pets, horses and camelids, like llamas and alpacas and got the green light from the state Assembly and Senate earlier this year. 

In early December, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) received the pair of bills, though she effectively...

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