2018 was a historic year for New Mexico’s agriculture industry. The federal government passed the Farm Bill, categorizing industrial hemp as an “agricultural commodity” and legalizing its production. Since then, numerous farmers across the state have shifted their operations, eager to get in on the action and invest in the growing 4.71 billion dollar industry.
In just a few years, the hemp market is expected to reach a size of 26.6 billion dollars. Now is a great time to begin planting hemp seeds on your New Mexico farm and become involved in the industry.
But before you get started, you’ll need to obtain a license (or multiple licenses) from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
New Mexico’s process for obtaining a hemp license is a little more complicated than other states, but not by much. The most important part is figuring out what licenses you need. Once you have this information, you can follow the rest of the steps fairly easily and successfully become a licensed hemp farmer. Here’s how to get started.
Listing the varieties of hemp you intend to cultivate is part of the process of obtaining hemp licensure in New Mexico. This means you need to buy seeds or clones before you apply, or at least be aware of what varieties you intend to plant. This is something that we can help with. Call CBD Seed Co. today to place an order for hemp seeds or clones for your New Mexico farm.