Whether you’re considering growing CBD seed on a few acres of your Vermont farm or are in the process of buying a large amount of land for hemp cultivation, you probably have some questions about what the next few months will look like. The hemp industry is still new and many farmers like yourself are still figuring out the details of how to cultivate the crop on their land successfully. And since the legal landscape is constantly changing, many also have questions and concerns. There are so many rumors on the internet today that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction.
That’s why we’ve decided to step in to help. As experts in the industry, we feel that it is our duty to shed some light on these matters. Below, we’ve discussed some of the most common myths about growing CBD hemp seed that Vermont farmers should be aware of.
Don’t let some petty rumor scare you off and prevent you from pursuing your dreams. Get the facts about growing CBD seeds and clones in Vermont. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding Vermont’s hemp industry.
This is simply not true. It’s been legal under Vermont law to grow industrial hemp since 2009. However, since there were conflictions with federal law, most farmers shied away from it. In 2018, this was all cleared up with the passage of the Farm Bill. Now, it is federally legal to grow hemp in all 50 states.
Since hemp is now categorized as an “agricultural commodity” under the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers are eligible for crop insurance and other programs.
Hemp does require adequate moisture. But the amount of water that hemp plants need pales in comparison to the amount required for corn, cotton, and soy.
Hemp can grow reasonably well without fertilizer. But if you want it to thrive, some fertilizer will be needed. You can read about fertilizer strategies on our resources page.
Unfortunately, this isn’t true. There are a number of pests that are attracted to hemp. However, these vary depending on the climate in which the crop is being grown. Fortunately, towards the end of 2019, the EPA approved a handful of pesticides for use on hemp.
CBD Seed Co. is proud to be the nation’s trusted resource on hemp farming. For more information on growing CBD seed in Vermont or to place an order, please contact our office.