Regardless of how long you’ve been a farmer, when you begin planting a new crop, you’re venturing into new territory. And the territory surrounding industrial hemp is especially difficult to navigate. There are complicated legal matters at hand, plus the fact that hemp has not been grown in New York in quite a long time. Therefore, it’s completely normal to have questions. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most commonly asked questions about growing CBD hemp seed in New York state.
There are a number of crops that are grown in the state of New York. Grapes, apples, and maple are just a few. But while farming itself isn’t new, growing hemp seed in New York is a whole different ballgame. You have to apply for a license and there are a lot more steps involved.
But don’t worry, it isn’t so difficult to get started. And the experts at CBD Seed Co. are here to support you. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about growing CBD seed and clones in New York.
A: In New York, hemp can only be grown by individuals or businesses participating in the state’s pilot program. Research Partners must submit an application to the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets and receive approval before beginning cultivation.
A: You can submit an application online.
A: You can buy hemp seeds from any supplier, domestic or international. If you buy seeds internationally, you may need additional documentation such as a phytosanitary certificate. Hemp plants, on the other hand, can only be purchased from a registered nursery grower who is also a Research Partner in the pilot program.
A: Yes. You must submit a Harvest Report Form before harvesting any plants. You will then be contacted by a member of the Department who will schedule a time to come out to your farm and collect samples for testing.
A: Yes. Hemp-derived CBD products that are intended to be used by humans or animals must be tested. This ensures that they are free of physical, chemical, and biological contaminants and do not exceed the allowed level of THC.
Learn more about how you can get started with growing CBD hemp seeds on your New York farm. Contact CBD Seed Co. today!