For industrial hemp farmers in North Carolina, the Department of Agriculture requires notifications “if anything on your application changes during your licensing period”. This is important if you are growing varieties not originally listed on your application; if you are importing seeds or clones; if you are getting your seeds or clones from a new supplier; and other similar situations.
So, no matter what type of hemp crop you want to sow — fiber, grain, or CBD — having the right seeds and knowing from where to source those seeds is essential.
It is possible to import your hemp seeds from Canada — which has been more actively producing hemp than the US in recent history — as long as you have a phytosanitary certification from Canada’s national plant protection organization and a Federal Seed Analysis Certificate for hemp seeds grown in Canada. It is also possible to source hemp seeds from other countries, but you’ll need similar documentation.
They key is to get hemp seeds that are going to keep you on the right side of the law, while also producing maximum yield from your crops: be that for grain, fiber, or CBD oil.
When it comes to hemp seeds and plant clones, buying American is likely going to be your best bet. The plants will have been selected and designed to meet the regulatory requirements adopted by most states embracing industrial hemp farming, which is essential for your success.
With more and more states opening up their fields to the highly profitable and diverse hemp market, farmers in the US are starting to search specifically for hemp seeds for sale.
Remember state laws vary, which means it’s essential for you to know the laws of the land you plow.
In 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced that four industrial hemp seed varieties had passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial, making them eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association.
However, according to US District Judge Jesus Bernal, “Section 12619 of the 2018 Farm Bill amended the CSA definition of marijuana so that it now includes an exemption for hemp, defined as ‘any part’ of the Cannabis sativa L. plant ‘with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.’ Under this new exemption, any future shipments of industrial hemp product containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight will clearly fall outside the CSA definition of marijuana and will not be subject to seizure.”
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