Growing High-CBD Hemp in Kansas

What You Need to Know About Growing CBD Seeds in Kansas

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Hemp can be a highly profitable cash crop for any commercial farmer. Regardless of what state you plan to grow hemp in–the venture can be challenging because the regulations are new and often temporary. Therefore, before you become a hemp farmer in Kansas you should get a thorough understanding of the local regulations. To properly and profitably grow hemp you must consider both the current and future legalities too. For instance, information like where to buy high CBD seeds and which pesticides are allowed all vary from state to state. Luckily, for local farmers and across the US there are numerous resources to find information.

CBD Seed Co. is honored to be the trusted CBD seed company serving Kansas.

Where to Get Licensed to Grow CBD In Kansas

In order to get licensed to grow hemp commercially, farmers will need to apply within the Industrial Hemp Program regulated by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Farmers must submit their respective background check, application, and application fees. Since regulations are constantly changing at both the local and federal level, it’s best to check this website frequently to stay up to date with licensing and regulations.

Leading CBD Seed Genetics for Kansas

CBD Seed Co. has spent over five years in research and development in order to breed high-producing CBD seeds. Our genetics feature options that are ideal for the temperate, continental climate. We value compliance and always have our seeds independent, third-party lab tested for cannabinoid content, no pesticide exposure, and quality. Learn more about our current available hemp varieties:

High CBD Hemp Seeds

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BaOX Feminized Seed

Field tested from California to Michigan and down to Florida, Our BaOX feminized seed Is a no bralner for the large scale farmer looking to use mechanization from start to finish.

Cherry HD Feminized Seed

Cherry extracts very well but unfortunately also grows very slow. We set out to change this! We experimented with many different breeding combinations to increase vigor, size and strength without sacrificing terpene or cannabinoid content, the result of these trials is what we call Cherry HD. Cherry HD is a early finishing, bigger plant capable of competing with the weeds and creating a quick canopy. She has a sweet smell with a hint of funk.

• Strong field ready structure
• Heavy resin and terpenes
• Ideal for biomass or flower
• 2-3%CBC
• Early finisher, finishes mid to late September depending on geography

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High CBD Hemp Clones

Baox High CBD Hemp Clones

This vigorously growing satlva dominant plant will fill In up to S’ spacing and will quickly create canopy to crowd out weeds with tighter spacing (we recommend 30″ x 24″). A true veteran of the hemp world BaOX has strong stalks and stems suited for even the windiest environments with close Inter-nodal spacing making her an excellent candidate for biomass.

• Quick to create canopy
• Excellent vigor and plant strength
• 26:1 CBD to THC ratio
• Excellent uniformity
• Ideal for biomass
• High in terpenes B-Myrcene and B-Caryophyllene

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Cherry HD Hemp Clones

Cherry is a short squat plant that grows in a very dense tight bush with thick resinous flowers that stretch to the bottom of the plant. Very resinous with nice tight buds making it ideal for either extraction of flower. Cherry grows a little slower than most so performs best when planted a little denser. While she is smaller she makes up for it with Cannabinoid content.

• High terpene content
• Dense flowers
• 29:1 CBD to THC ratio
• Can reach 15% CBD or more.
• Finished flower has an almost red or purple hue
• High in terpene b-caryophyllene, farsenene, humulene, limonene, linalool and myrcene

Spectrum Hemp Clones

Clone only Spectrum is a little slower to flower but once she does she packs on the flower weight quickly, not ideal for climates with a shorter growing window but will reward farmers with large resinous buds suitable for extraction or flower. Strong stems and stalks she is field ready for any weather.

• High terpene content
• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
• Ideal for biomass or flower 27:1 CBD to THC ratio

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Spectrum Hemp Clones

Clone only Spectrum is a little slower to flower but once she does she packs on the flower weight quickly, not ideal for climates with a shorter growing window but will reward farmers with large resinous buds suitable for extraction or flower. Strong stems and stalks she is field ready for any weather.

• High terpene content
• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
• Ideal for biomass or flower 27:1 CBD to THC ratio

CBG Clones

CBG is a fast growing indica dominant CBG variety suited perfectly for the Smokable flower Market. Fast growing and even faster to flower she makes for quick turnaround time between runs. Heavy resin with large dense flowers make this a win win for grower and customer alike.

• Kush like terpene profile
• Can reach up to 25% CBG
• Best for indoor growing
• Needs 20+ hours daylight in Veg


Kansas Regulations for Growing CBD Clones & Seeds

When you decide to start hemp farming here in Kansas, and even after you begin, the rules in your farm’s state are something you need to be aware of and follow. Since regulations can be in constant flux at both the state and federal level, you’ll want to stay up to date for your farm to be compliant at all times. Here are some great resources for regulations and to help get you started.

Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA): The Kansas Department of Agriculture regulates the industrial hemp program. This is your number one resource for the state’s regulations. It’s best to check their website periodically for any regulatory updates. If you have any questions about state-specific regulations, you can reach the program via email at or call 785-564-6789.

Here are some helpful resources to get you started:

  • 2021 Kansas Hemp Grower Application: Here is the application for commercial hemp cultivation. Farmers will need to fill out this application and submit it to the KDA with corresponding application fees as well as a background check. The document contains important regulatory information as well.
  • Kansas Hemp Grower Request FormIf you’re planning on cultivating hemp near a residential property or school, you’ll need to fill out this request form. Once you’ve been approved for commercial hemp farming, you can submit this form to the KDA.
  • Kansas State Educational Hemp Cultivation License RequestIf you’d like to cultivate hemp for research purposes, you’ll need to submit this request along with your application. The KDA will have to review your request before approval.
  • Kansas 2021 Hemp Grower Application ChecklistMake sure you go through this checklist when applying for your commercial grower license.
  • Kansas Hemp Grower Map Tutorial: Farmers are required to submit specific coordinates and a map of their hemp farm. Here’s a tutorial on how to provide the right documentation.
  • Kansas Hemp Planting Report: You’ll need to submit a hemp planting report as well. Here are the instructions on what needs to be included in the report as well as the deadline.
  • Kansas Hemp Pre-Harvest ReportThe pre-harvest report needs to be submitted to the KDA before you harvest your crops. Make sure to read through the instructions and required timeline.
  • Kansas Hemp Grower Harvest ReportThe harvest report is the third report that must be submitted to the KDA.

National Resources for Hemp Regulations

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA): This federal agency provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. They are a researched-based organization that invests in and supports initiatives to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture, now including industrial hemp and CBD. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.
  • USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture is in charge of creating regulations for the industrial hemp industry and the growing of CBD seeds and clones. Their site is comprehensive and a must-read for hemp growers and processors. While there is a state program here, farmers looking for licensing in other states without a hemp program can often obtain licensing directly from the USDA. This federal resource is crucial to keep up with in addition to state regulations.
  • FDAThe FDA is currently creating a legal framework for hemp-derived CBD products. For farmers cultivating hemp in order to produce CBD, this can be a great resource. Once the FDA has established its regulatory framework for CBD products, this could potentially impact farmers as well as manufacturers. Farmers that are also processors and manufacturers of CBD products can also find its current instructions on how to stay compliant in terms of labeling, marketing, and more.
  • Vote Hemp: This nonprofit is dedicated to educating legislators and policymakers, advocating for progressive hemp laws, and defending standing policies that inhibit commerce. In addition to advocacy, farmers can utilize this resource for its regulatory information. The website provides comprehensive regulation education by state including ways that you can help with advancing policies. From legal cases to regular political updates, farmers can keep up to date with the ever-changing legal framework.
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Kansas’ Hemp Biomass Transportation Regulations

There are no licenses required for transporting hemp biomass. However, there are certain hemp-derived products that require a licensed processor or grower to transport them. We always recommend transporting hemp biomass with corresponding batch COAs in order to ensure no misunderstandings. Carrying your license during transportation is also highly recommended.

Regions of Kansas Where CBD Is Grown

CBD hemp plants grow in nearly every state in the US. However, like any crop, there are areas of the US that are better for growing hemp. Kansas is strongly an agricultural state. It ranks 7th in the country for total agricultural production. In terms of revenue generated from crops Kansas’ top products are wheat, corn, and soybeans. This means Kansas is an excellent place to grow high CBD hemp. Some of the top-performing counties for key Kansas crops are Corn: Ford County, Haskell County, Soybeans: Seward County and Wheat: Wichita County, Hamilton County. But, since Kansas has such an incredible growing environment, any county in the state of Kansas will likely have fantastic hemp yields. 

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Kansas Agricultural Regions for Cultivating CBD Hemp

Kansas offers distinctive agricultural regions that are ideal for growing hemp:

  • High Plains
  • Smoky Hills
  • Arkansas River Lowlands
  • Red Hills
  • Smoky Hills
  • Wellington and McPherson Lowlands
  • Flint Hills
  • Glaciated Region
  • Osage Questas
  • Chautauqua Hills
  • Cherokee Lowlands
  • Ozark Plateau

When purchasing CBD seed, it is crucial to speak to your representative regarding your agricultural region. Hemp strains require different cultivation needs and can be more applicable depending on your climate and topography.

Kansas Hemp & CBD Seed News

Since the marketplace and local regulations can differ from state to state, it’s crucial to stay apprised. While you can continually do research on the hemp and CBD markets, another great tool is Google Alerts. Signing up for these alerts is free and provides a convenient, streamlined way to get news updates. Try search terms like “hemp farming Kansas” and “CBD market Kansas” to stay up to date with local news and regulations. Here are some of the most significant articles from the past year:

JANUARY 11, 2021: Kansas Begins Commercial Hemp Licensing Program

Learn more about the profit potential based on the local market in Kansas. Hemp farmers interested in growing hemp commercially can officially do so under the USDA-approved state program.

JANUARY 7, 2021: Kansas Prepares For First “Commercial” Industrial Hemp Season

The state program was approved mid-2020, preparing commercial hemp farmers to start their first official season this year.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020: Kansas State University wins federal grant to study hemp in cattle feed

Kansas State University received a $200,000 grant in order to study the effects of feeding industrial hemp to cattle.

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CBD & Hemp Resources for Kansas Farmers

Learn more about all the different local and federal resources available for hemp farmers on cultivation, CBD regulations, and more. It’s always a good idea for beginner hemp farmers to find a few organizations to join to help network and find the support they need for potential buyers.

Kansas-Based Hemp Organizations

  • Kansans for Hemp: This Twitter account is committed to supporting equity, growth, and evidence-based best practices in hemp. They regularly post local industry news updates and can be a great resource for local farmers.
  • Planted Association for Kansas: The nonprofit organization supports new and regenerative agricultural efforts for the reintroduction of hemp. By creating partnerships with existing farmer organizations, they strive to provide education, advocacy, networking opportunities, and more for local farmers.

National Hemp Resources

  • Hempstead Project Heart: Hempstead is an educational, environmental, and economic advocate for industrial hemp. This organization strives to raise awareness of industrial hemp for tribes and local communities. By focusing on raising awareness on the benefits of hemp, Hempstead hopes to help redevelop successful hemp economies and connecting tribal, urban, and rural communities. Farmers can find more general information regarding hemp if they’re interested in learning more about the industry and finished product opportunities.
  • National Hemp Association: Membership is available for entrepreneurs, farmers, professors, researchers, manufacturers, investors, organizations, and businesses involved in the hemp industry. This is an excellent resource for beginner farmers and experienced farmers alike looking to joining an extensive network. Since this association serves farmers, processors, businesses, manufacturers, and researchers, you can connect with different individuals from various sectors of the industry. While local organizations are always important, having a national network can help you expand your business and find potential biomass buyers. From member directories to state-specific resources, this is a wonderful starting point.
  • Hemp Industries Association: Hemp Industries Association has worked as a hemp advocacy group for almost 30 years. The organization has fought to legalize and establish hemp as a federal commodity through legal action, advocacy, and education. They offer a great trade association for hemp farmers with reasonable membership pricing. Membership benefits include incredible networking benefits with other individuals in the industry as well as lawmakers. With significant educational resources and highly transparent access to other members, hemp farmers can create connections and find invaluable information.
  • US Hemp Roundtable: This coalition of leading hemp companies and organizations is committed to safe hemp and CBD products. The US Hemp Roundtable works with political officials for passing legislation that supports both hemp farmers and consumers. This organization also provides education and advocacy to help create a viable path for safe, legal hemp-derived products. Gain access to complimentary state action, industry updates, and federal resources when you sign up for their newsletter.
  • US Hemp Authority: Achieve better credibility, compliance, and more by getting certified through the US Hemp Authority. If you’re only interested in growing hemp then selling your biomass to a buyer or processor, this certification is not for you. This resource is for Kansas farmers that plan on producing CBD in-house or would like to sell hemp-derived products. For farms interested in branding themselves and selling directly to consumers, having a US Hemp Authority certification can provide better trust for your customers. Since the CBD industry is currently unregulated, this certification provides assurances that your growing and manufacturing standards are high.
  • US Hemp Growers Association: Gain access to hemp research and incredible resources that help farmers stay up to date on regulatory developments, certified CBD seed, and more. This farmer-specific national organization is great for connecting with other licensed growers and certified crop advisors. They offer a free six-month trial membership and have various membership levels to choose from. With comprehensive educational resources, this can be a great jumping-off point for novice hemp farmers. US Hemp Growers Association also provides extensive industry and regulatory resources in addition to events you can attend.
  • American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp: The trade association is a great place for both marijuana and hemp industry professionals. Their mission is to professionalize industry representation. Unlike the other hemp-specific associations, this one provides support for both cannabis industries. This can provide a wonderful networking opportunity for fellow individuals in the hemp industry as well as the marijuana industry. By focusing on advocacy and education, ATACH hopes to make cannabis mainstream and provide professional industry representation.

Hemp Biomass Selling Tips for Kansas Farmers

  • Hire a hemp broker: There are licensed hemp brokers that can help you negotiate the best price for your hemp biomass. You’ll want to look for an experienced individual with many connections in the industry and a great track record.
  • Presell your biomass: This is an ideal option since the window for selling your harvested biomass is short. Having a buyer lined up can help alleviate stress post-harvest while giving you the competitive advantage of growing specific strains that potential buyers are looking for.
  • Sell directly to buyers: If you have the connections, it may be a good idea to cut out the middle man. Selling directly to buyers can help you maximize your profits but it will require more work.
  • Profit-sharing agreements: For farmers interested in joining the hemp industry but don’t have the upfront finances, profit-sharing agreements may be a good option for you. Profit-sharing works by finding a buyer willing to pay for all upfront costs and recoups these expenses after harvest.
  • Hemp future contracts: This type of agreement is signed before you start your season with a set price arranged for your biomass. While the price provided in future contracts is usually less than the price available with the open market, this is a good option for better stability and minimizing fluctuation risks.
  • Networking: Joining a hemp association or attending a hemp trade show can offer networking opportunities for connecting with potential buyers. The more places you can find to network, the more opportunities you’ll find.
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Kansas Hemp Farming & CBD Seed FAQ

Hemp grower applications are due by March 15 for each respective growing season.

No, your hemp grower application must include your background check and application fees.

No, ditch weed, also known as naturalized cannabis, can not be legally cultivated in Kansas. Farmers can only obtain commercial licensing to grow industrial hemp.

There are certain hemp products that are prohibited in Kansas. These laws also require licensed growers and processors to distribute and sell certain hemp products. Please check their current regulations for more information.

For farmers interested in growing industrial hemp for fiber, building materials, textiles, etc., you’ll need generic industrial hemp seed. For farmers interested in producing CBD, you’ll need to invest in high-quality CBD seed bred specifically for this purpose.

Kansas CBD Hemp Farming Resources

Learn more about local market updates, cultivation advice, and more for your hemp farm:

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Tips for Planting CBD Seed for Kansas Hemp Farms

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Work With Kansas’ Trusted CBD Seed Company

Since the hemp industry is just emerging in the US, regulations on CBD seeds and growing hemp in Kansas and across the US are in flux. Getting the proper information and some guidance in your hemp venture is the key to your success. A way to be more profitable in your hemp farming endeavor is by working closely with an account manager here at CBD See Co. We are a great place to start. Our team keeps up with these changes and are always happy to answer any questions. To find out more or to inquire about our premium high CBD seeds for your Kansas farm, contact us today!  

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