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Agronomics of Hemp: Grain and Fiber
Seminar Presented by University of Wisconsin - Madison Extension
Take this into account when following crops produced with herbicide before planting seed in your fields.
Herbicide Rotation Restrictions Before Planting Industrial Hemp:
Refer to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Hemp 101 seminar and GRAIN specific farming questions at the bottom of this page for more insider information about growing hemp. This information is NOT suitable for CBD production. CBD production is grown completely differently than grain and fiber production.
There are three main varieties of industrial hemp: grain, fiber, and CBD. For More information, visit our Hemp varieties page for more information on each variety. Choose the right variety for you and your farm.
Farming industrial hemp in the United States has never been more rewarding! The market for industrial hemp is growing fast as federal restrictions have been lifted, opening the door for thousands of hemp based products! As a farmer, you know this is a huge investment opportunity, but what exactly needs to be done to successfully farm and cultivate industrial hemp?
The information provided below will give a great start on growing hemp, but partnering with us to be a grower with contracted production, you will have all the expert consulting your need for the most successful hemp crop. So lets begin.
1. Contact your state's department of agriculture and apply for a permit to produce industrial hemp.
Industrial hemp is not a crop you will dump at your local co-op come harvest. Hemp grain is NOT your run-of-the-mill crop like corn. Hemp production not only needs specific licensing and approval from your state's Department of Agriculture, but being so early in the rising industry means the market for hemp is delicate, requiring the farmer to do a little bit homework before their hemp can bring in the big bucks. In 2014, the federal government delegated authority to the states on industrial hemp production with the passing of the Federal Farm Bill, but that doesn't mean you should be scrambling to get seed into the ground willy--nilly. It is true, if you want to see success with industrial hemp, get into the game early, but make sure you do it right the first time, every time. Being so early in the game, you get to choose the cards you are dealt, so make the deal in advance.
2. Contract a buyer before putting seed in the ground or apply for a production contract with us here.
The industrial hemp industry is growing fast. It is anticipated to become a huge money making operation for farmers and entrepreneurs alike. The industrial plant can be farmed for grain, certified seed, fibers, and more. The grain alone is a superfood with increasing popularity in the whole foods market. Legacy Hemp's seed is high in protein and contains an ideal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids. The body needs these nutrients in order to function, but can only get them from food like hemp grains. It just so happens that the market for industrial hemp right now is in the grain. This is good news to you because, as a farmer, you probably have all the necessary equipment in your barn or shed to cultivate industrial hemp grains!
Focus on grain production and the companies that will buy your industrial hemp grain.
Currently, high throughput processing for industrial hemp is largely limited to the grain. We are setting up processing of the stalks so farmers will be rewarded fabulously as an additional icing on the cake! As a farmer, this good news! You are used to being profitable on grains alone, but with hemp's hurd and bast fiber, you have an additional market in construction material, textiles, and more!
So, you did your homework, you applied for the appropriate permit to grow industrial hemp and you found a buyer to take your grain and give you your well-deserved cash at the end of the season. Now you are ready to put your years of experience as a farmer to the test. With all the paperwork aside, you can now do the part of hemp farming that that you enjoy the most: getting a little dirty.
1) Field Selection
2) Seedbed Preparation
8) Grading & Shipping
9) Fiber Harvest
**Crop insurance** is becoming more and more available. Private coverage for hemp is available for Wisconsin and other states, but its up to you to do some digging to locate it in your area.
For more information about growing hemp visit this link and click the green eGuide on the top of the page.
Need more information? Please watch this video seminar explaining how you can grow industrial hemp in Wisconsin. Much of the detail of this video can be applied to other states as well. We want you to join the legacy of hemp by producing grain and profit with this information.
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