Growing High-CBD Hemp in Montana

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What You Need to Know About Growing Hemp Seed in Montana” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23a47c3b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”hide-desktop”][vc_single_image image=”2745″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”hide-mobile”][vc_column_text]Agriculture is king in Montana, and since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, more and more farmers are turning to hemp to create a good source of revenue. With wheat and other grain prices falling, industrial hemp, particularly the kind used to create high quality CBD, is a way for farmers to rebound and keep their farms profitable.

When it comes to growing CBD seeds in Montana, there’s a lot to know. A license from the Montana Department of Agriculture is required, but that’s not even the first step. We recommend any farmer or individual who wants to grow industrial hemp, particularly if it’s for CBD products, to learn all they can about growing this crop first – before applying for the license.

This research should include:

  1. All the legalities of growing industrial hemp, including licenses, USDA regulations, and keeping up with the changing regulations in this fledgling industry. Without this information, a farmer may run afoul of the law and wind up losing their crop.
  2. Optimal planting times and methods—find more info on CBD Seed Co’s
  3. Which seeds to buy to ensure a crop that meets USDA guidelines and will do well in Montana’s soil and climate. Research our highest-quality seeds and clones with proven genetics here.
  4. Best practices to grow a successful industrial hemp crop
  5. When to have the crop tested. Currently USDA regulations only allow a 0.3% concentration of CBD, so the seeds planted are vital to having a crop that falls into that parameter.
  6. When and how to harvest for highest allowed CBD yield.
  7. Who to sell the crop to for processing. (Without a buyer or buyers, there can be no profit.)

Some things to note about growing CBD seeds in Montana

  1. Please note that the license to grow CBD seeds in Montana does not include the ability to process the harvested plant… that is a separate category.
  2. A licence from the state is NOT required for hemp growers in the Fort Belknap Indian Community (FBIC), however persons seeking to grow hemp on reservation land must receive permission from the tribe.

Once you’ve done your due diligence and decided to move forward with hemp as a cash crop, let us know if there’s anything we can do to help! We are committed to offering genetically proven organic seeds and clones and the help farmers might need with the growing process.

Where to Get Licensed to Grow CBD In Montana

The Montana Department of Agriculture is responsible for regulating commercial hemp farming. The Montana State Hemp Program is where farmers will need to apply for licensing. The website contains all licensing information for both farmers and processors. Since regulations are constantly being in flux, it’s important for all licensed farmers to regularly check this website for any updates.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Leading CBD Seed Genetics for Montana

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 coastal climate with cool summers. 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:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

High CBD Hemp Seeds

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BaOX Feminized Seed

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606942789155-d2e177ad-dc76″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”2″ collapsible_all=”true” title=”

Cherry HD Feminized Seed

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606942596876-e287b740-1cc6″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1606942716026-5fdb9857-8897″][vc_column_text]• 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5785″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1606949101902{padding-top: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 5% !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

High CBD Hemp Clones

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Baox High CBD Hemp Clones

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606945375106-2891c28c-bed9″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1606945375154-51e3d15a-9124″][vc_column_text]• 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5786″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5787″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”1″ title=”

Cherry HD Hemp Clones

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606945618550-e64a8706-d050″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1606945618740-91b076ba-a06b”][vc_column_text]• 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”1″ title=”

Spectrum Hemp Clones

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606948427633-1d595f43-1681″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1606948427813-504e048e-8c0f”][vc_column_text]• High terpene content
• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
• Ideal for biomass or flower 27:1 CBD to THC ratio[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5788″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5789″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”1″ title=”

Spectrum Hemp Clones

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606948893687-468d5904-02b2″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1606948893869-a7e479ca-272b”][vc_column_text]• High terpene content
• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
• Ideal for biomass or flower 27:1 CBD to THC ratio[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”1″ title=”

CBG Clones

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1606949229070-1de889bb-e1a0″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1606949229256-5a596d04-2ef5″][vc_column_text]• Kush like terpene profile
• Can reach up to 25% CBG
• Best for indoor growing
• Needs 20+ hours daylight in Veg[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5790″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row disable_element=”yes”][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true” title=”

CBD Seeds Available for Montana Hemp Farms

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Strain

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CBD:THC Ratio

N/A[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

50:50 female to male ratio[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Germination Rates

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Description

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Strain

BaOX[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

CBD:THC Ratio

26:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

98%+[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Germination Rates

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Description

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Strain

Cherry HD[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

CBD:THC Ratio

29:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

98%+[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Germination Rates

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Description

Enjoy an early finisher with heavy resin and terpene content that’s ideal for both biomass and flower. Our Cherry HD[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes”][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true” title=”

CBD Seedlings Available for Montana Hemp Farms

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Strain

BaOX[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

CBD:THC Ratio

26:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

100%[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Germination Rates

100%[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/6″][vc_column_text]

Description

Seedlings are ideal for farmers that are interested in 100% germination and feminization but have a longer planting window that doesn’t require clones.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Cherry HD” tab_id=”cherry-hd-section”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Strain

Cherry HD[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

CBD:THC Ratio

29:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

100%[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Germination Rates

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Description

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CBD Clones Available for Montana Hemp Farms

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Strain

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CBD:THC Ratio

26:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

100%[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Germination Rates

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Description

Notorious for being the true veteran of the hemp world, BaOX has strong stalks and stems perfectly-suited for the Montana climate. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Cherry” tab_id=”cherry-section”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Strain

Cherry[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

CBD:THC Ratio

29:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

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Germination Rates

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Description

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Strain

Spectrum[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

CBD:THC Ratio

27:1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_column_text]

Feminization Rates

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Germination Rates

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Description

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Montana Regulations for Growing CBD Clones & Seeds

Montana Department of Agriculture: As always, this site should be your first stop. It’s filled with the info you need to know and the address to apply for a license. Licensing for 2020 is open until April 30th. If you have any questions regarding hemp farming regulations or the application process, you can contact the Hemp Program Coordinator at (406) 444-0512 or email AnGray@mt.gov. Montana does not have online applications; they must be submitted via mail to this address:

Montana Department of Agriculture- Hemp Program
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620-0201

The website provides important links to information on various different topics:

National Hemp Regulations Resources

Fort Belknap Agriculture Office (FBIC): For farmers and other interested parties who are part of the Fort Belknap Reservation, it is important to note that you will receive your license through this office and not through the state’s Dept. of Agriculture. Do not apply via the state’s website. You can also call (406) 353-2205 for more information.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA): NIFA handles the extramural research aspects of industrial hemp. Researchers should continue following the guidance received regarding Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill. Find out more on their FAQ page.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Services: All parties applying for a license under the hemp program are required to have a background check done by the FBI. Feel free to check out their site for more information on this process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2746″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInRight” el_class=”hide-mobile”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2747″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Montana’s Hemp Biomass Transportation Regulations

Montana requires licensed farmers and processors to transport hemp biomass legally within state lines. We recommend carrying your license during transportation as well as keeping batch COAs onhand that showcase the compliant THC limit. Having this documentation will help mitigate any undesirable circumstances if you happen to run into law enforcement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Regions of Montana Where CBD is Grown

Montana is an agriculturally based state, with approximately 28,000 farms and ranches that sprawl across the state, consuming a whopping 59.7 million acres. An abundance of natural resources makes the land fertile, and although wheat and beef are two of Montana’s largest commodities, growing hemp for CBD is making tremendous inroads.

Some regions in Montana with active CBD farms include:

  • Hysham
  • Missoula
  • Sheridan County
  • Conrad
  • Northwest and Northeast Montana
  • Montana’s Golden Triangle

Because of industrial hemp’s ability to grow in a variety of climates and types of soil, the fact is that CBD seeds and clones can be grown anywhere there is already agriculture.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2748″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInRight” el_class=”hide-mobile”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5795″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Montana Agricultural Regions for Cultivating Hemp

Montana has many ideal agricultural regions in which hemp can thrive:

  • Glacier Country
  • Southwest Montana
  • Yellowstone Country
  • Southeast Montana
  • Missouri River Country
  • Central Montana

When you’re ready to purchase your CBD seed, make sure to discuss your agricultural region with your provider in order to ensure proper strains adaptive to your climate.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Montana Hemp & CBD Seed News

Since the local hemp market and regulations are constantly changing, it’s best for farmers to keep up to date by doing their own research. There are a lot of free resources in order to stay up to date. We recommend using Google Alerts with search terms like “hemp farming Montana” and “CBD market Montana”. This offers convenient email alerts. Here are some important news updates from the past years:

FEB 19, 2021: Montana lawmakers mull plan to separate hemp, marijuana production

Learn more about the developing hemp and marijuana cultivation laws in Montana. New proposals are being made in order to streamline the process for those in the cannabis industry.

MAR 10, 2020USDA approves Montana hemp plan, but state will keep pilot rules for now. This article in Hemp Industry Daily explains that the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) submitted their hemp/CBD plan on Jan. 9 and it’s been approved by the USDA.

JAN 8, 2020: Montana AG Report: Hemp is growing across the state. All about the state of hemp and CBD growing in Montana, its triumphs and trials!

NOV 1, 2019Feds clear path for hemp farming; Montana leads the nation in crop production. This article in the Missoula Current reports on the burgeoning farmland that is being taken over by industrial hemp, specifically the kind sold for CBD oil and other CBD products.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5796″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInRight” el_class=”hide-mobile”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5797″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

CBD & Hemp Resources for Montana Farmers

These organizations are an excellent source of news, information, and support for the entire industrial hemp/CBD industry in the state of Montana. It’s always a great idea for first-time farmers to join organizations in order to create more networking opportunities.

Montana-Based Hemp Organizations

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 Montana 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.

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Hemp Biomass Selling Tips for Montana 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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Montana Hemp Farming & CBD Seed FAQ

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Can I grow certified organic hemp?” tab_id=”1615581712673-08c5c609-f9e3″][vc_column_text]Yes USDA guidelines have been released authorizing industrial hemp to be certified organic. It must follow the same requirements as other crops.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Do I need security for growing hemp outdoors?” tab_id=”1615581712756-f71b72bd-6513″][vc_column_text]The Montana Department of Agriculture does not require any outdoor security for hemp farms. Farmers are personally responsible for any security measures.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Can I grow hemp on leased land?” tab_id=”1615581907281-efe92add-0f96″][vc_column_text]Yes, farmers can grow hemp on leased land. However, the landowner’s signature will be required under the field information portion of your application.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Are there limits placed on how much hemp I can grow?” tab_id=”1615581964269-56be9cb5-bbf2″][vc_column_text]No, there are no minimums are maximums placed on hemp cultivation. Licensed hemp farmers can grow as much or as little as they would like to.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What kind of hemp seed do I need?” tab_id=”1615582023708-e01093ec-b3b9″][vc_column_text]For farmers interested in growing hemp for textiles, food, fiber, etc., you’ll need to invest in generic hemp seed. For farmers interested in growing hemp for CBD production, you’ll need to find high-quality CBD seed. Make sure to find a reliable supplier who values being compliant and has the right strains for your climate.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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Montana Initiates New Hemp Program & Rules for Growing CBD Seed

On November 1, 2020, Montana’s new Hemp Program will become active and farmers will need to adhere to the new guidelines and procedures set in place […]
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