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Our Favorite ‘Small Batch’ Stories from 2018

While 2018 has been a whirlwind year, we have been very fortunate to work with some incredible food and beverage entrepreneurs as well as innovators in other markets. It's almost surreal that we get to work with clients who fuel our passion for what we do—helping food and beverage businesses get…

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Hemp – What’s Next? State Action and Regulations

By: Matthew McLaughlin and Conner Reeves Last week, Congress passed the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill and President Trump signed it today, December 20, 2018. The 800-page omnibus spending bill contains many provisions important to agriculture, but none may be as exciting as the legalization of hemp, which…

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Legalizing Industrial Hemp a Boon for Mississippi Economy

While many states are legalizing medical and adult-use marijuana, the federal government has been quietly working to legalize industrial hemp. Hemp is a genetic cousin of marijuana and both are varieties of the cannabis plant, though hemp does not contain intoxicating amounts of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Hemp has been…

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Two Dog Farms Makes the Sustainable Farm Profitable

Hazel and Ivan Killen are just 3 years old and 15 months old, respectively, but they're already being groomed to work the family business: a profitable, sustainable farm. When the weather is nice, they help with social-media marketing, picking and taste-testing produce, and making sure the 300 chickens get plenty…

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Craft Beer Goes Light (Lager)

Light lager from a craft brewery? Although craft beer is associated with strong hop flavors, beards and flannel, many breweries have recently launched "light lager" beers that depart from their traditional craft styles. The light lager style has historically dominated the overall American beer market, with macro-brewers such as Miller…

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