Growing High-CBD Hemp in Vermont

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What You Need to Know About Growing CBD Seeds in Vermont” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23a47c3b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”hide-desktop”][vc_single_image image=”2898″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”hide-mobile”][vc_column_text]Growing hemp can be a challenge, no matter which state you are growing it in, because of all the new and interim regulations. To be a successful hemp farmer, you need to have a deep understanding of the local regulations in Vermont. To properly and profitably grow hemp, you will need to consistently be aware of the current and changing legalities alike. Information like where you can buy CBD seeds, which pesticides to apply and by whom CBD can be processed vary from state to state. However, there are many sources out there to tap for this information including our in-house experts here at CBD Seed Co.

Where to Get Licensed to Grow CBD Seed in Vermont

Before you plant CBD seed in Vermont, you need a hemp license. Growers can obtain licensure by submitting an application to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. As of recently, growers can now apply for this license online. 

The application process is simple. To get started, simply create an account through the online portal. Then, complete the required forms by filling in all of the requested information. To complete your submission, you will need to pay the mandatory registration fee.

Once your application is approved, you will be able to view a copy online. As of 2021, licensees can also upload important records and documents such as certificates of analysis and pre-harvest sampling forms. Maintaining these records is part of the requirements for having a Vermont hemp license.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”8px”][/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=”1611605594285-9f4bb692-c5e2″][vc_column_text]Our BaOX feminized seed Is a tried and true winner! Whether you’re looking to use mechanization from start to finish for your large scale operation or grow hemp on your hobby farm, you can’t go wrong here! This variety of CBD seed has been field tested from California to Michigan and down to Florida, and produces fantastic results in nearly any environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ title=”

Cherry HD Feminized Seed

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Get the benefits of Cherry without experiencing any of the downsides! Regular Cherry extracts very well but unfortunately also grows very slow. We set out to change this through a series of tests, trials, and experiments. We experimented with many different breeding combinations to increase vigor, size and strength of regular Cherry without sacrificing terpene or cannabinoid content. The result of these trials is something we’re very proud of. We call this new, improved version 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=”1611605710669-271d93a4-75cc”][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=”5190″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

High CBD Hemp Clones

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Baox High CBD Hemp Clones

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution that you don’t have to stress about, opt for our Baox hemp clones. This vigorously growing satlva dominant plant will fill In up to S’ spacing. When tighter spacing is used, this variety will quickly create canopy and crowd out weeds. For this reason, we recommend 30″ x 24″ spacing. A guaranteed winner, 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=”1611605745752-fccdfbd8-1fae”][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=”5191″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5192″ img_size=”642×646″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ title=”

Cherry HD Hemp Clones

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Processors want to buy hemp that will give them good extraction results. That’s why if you’re looking for a variety that will help you secure an agreement season after season, look no further than our Cherry 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. We recommend planting these clones a little bit closer than usual for the simple fact that they take longer to mature. 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=”1611605757860-4828c972-fd74″][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 active_section=”1″ title=”

Spectrum Hemp Clones

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Clone only Spectrum is a little slower to flower but once she does she packs on the flower weight quickly,. Because Vermont has a shorter growing window, we recommend that farmers take extra precautions to protect against the frost. For example, this variety is great for growing in a greenhouse indoors. Spectrum  will reward farmers with large resinous buds suitable for extraction or flower. Strong stems and stalks she is field ready for any weather.

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• Grows large dense resin coated flowers
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CBG Clones

“][vc_tta_section title=”Description” tab_id=”1611605768002-96bab647-146d”][vc_column_text]Gain an edge over the competition by offering something that other growers don’t – CBG hemp! 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. Incredibly resinous with large, beautiful flowers, CBG hemp is beloved by farmers and consumers alike.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Additional Information” tab_id=”1611605768003-bddbb028-f257″][vc_column_text]• Kush like terpene profile
• Can reach up to 25% CBG
• Best for indoor growing
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Vermont Regulations for CBD Growing Clones & Seeds

Once you decide to farm hemp in Vermont, and after you begin, the rules in the state where you live are critical to understand and abide by. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is responsible for licensure and regulation of the industrial hemp industry in Vermont. 

Here are all of the links you will need to get up to date with Vermont’s hemp laws.

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM): The VAAFM oversees all activities related to hemp farming in Vermont. This is the agency whom you will need to apply to in order to receive your license. You will also need to submit your post harvest reports and other documents to VAAFM in order to maintain compliance with state laws.

Here are some useful links that you will find on the VAAFM website:

  • Hemp Potency and Contaminant Testing: The testing of industrial hemp is regulated by the Cannabis Quality Control Program. Here, you will find information about COAs, lab certification, and testing requirements as mandated under the Vermont Hemp Rules.
  • Hemp License Application: Here is a link to Vermont’s online portal for hemp license applications. In order to apply, you will need to create a map of your cultivation area. Detailed instructions can be found on the VAAFM website.
  • Vermont Hemp Rules: This document explains the details of Vermont’s new Hemp Rules in entirety. 
  • Hemp Resources: Here, you will find an abundance of resources that will help you on your journey of becoming a hemp farmer. This includes a useful registration FAQ section, information about labeling hemp products, pesticide guidance, seed guidance, and much more. 

National Resources for Hemp Regulations

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA): NIFA is the leading authority on all matters related to agricultural sciences research in the U.S. If you are interested in participating in a research program, we encourage you to check out this website. 
  • USDA: The USDA is in charge of regulating hemp production on a national scale. It was the USDA that enacted the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized industrial hemp production nationwide. If you have questions about federal hemp laws, this website will be useful to you. 
  • FDA: The FDA is in charge of regulating consumer goods, including food, drugs, and cosmetics, in the United States. Hemp products must maintain compliance with FDA requirements and be marketed appropriately. If you intend on processing your biomass yourself, be sure to read up on FDA requirements.
  • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service: Get access to important research, industry news, and insights. The AMS is a great resource for hemp farmers who want to grow and scale their business. 

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Vermont’s Hemp Biomass Transportation Regulations

If you plan to transport hemp in Vermont, there are certain rules that need to be followed. All growers and processors must be licensed. Any equipment and vehicles used to transport hemp in Vermont are subject to inspection by the VAAFM. 

Any nursery stock transported into Vermont must be accompanied by a valid certificate of inspection that shows that it is free of pests and contaminants. The Plant Protection and Weed Management Program provides certificates for nursery stock grown in Vermont that needs to be shipped out of state. 

If you plan to sell or distribute hemp seeds in Vermont, you must register as a Seed Dealer. In this case, you must also make sure that all shipments comply with Vermont’s labeling requirements. 

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Regions of Vermont where CBD is Grown

CBD hemp plants will grow every state in the US. However, like any crop, there are areas of the US that are better for growing hemp. Vermont, although cold, is a place where hemp will grow well both inside and out. Currently, there are over 7000 farms in this small state. While hemp farming is an option anywhere in Vermont, some counties are already agricultural hot spots. These areas will likely be the best areas in Vermont for high CBD hemp. Based on existing success and the percentage of agricultural output, Addison county 22%, Franklin County 24% and Orleans county 12% should all do well with hemp.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2900″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5181″ img_size=”300×400″ alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInLeft”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Vermont Agricultural Regions for Cultivating CBD Hemp

Vermont hosts an abundance of rural land that is well suited for hemp farming. Here is some information about cultivating CBD hemp in Vermont’s different agricultural regions:

  • Northeast Highlands: The Northeast Highlands experiences cold, harsh winters. Furthermore, much of the land is covered by bogs and swamps. However, there may be some small patches of land suitable for hemp farming. In this case, we recommend a quick growing variety. 
  • The Vermont Piedmont: The rolling green hills of this region are home to some of Vermont’s most fertile soils. Some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded in Vermont were recorded in this region. 
  • Green Mountains: The Green Mountains receive abundant rainfall and are slightly colder than other areas of Vermont. Stony, thin soils have limited agricultural activity in this area. However, agricultural activity does take place in the floodplain forests located along the region’s many rivers. 
  • Vermont Valley: The Valley of Vermont is well suited for hemp farming due to its moderate temperatures and low elevation. This area is considered to be an extension of the Vermont Lowlands, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the state.
  • Taconic Mountains: River valleys located in the Taconic Mountains provide fertile land that is suitable for farming. While the majority of the soil is coarse and loamy, it has been used for decades to grow a wide variety of crops. 
  • Champlain Valley: The Champlain Valley is one of the warmest areas of Vermont. However, it is also quite dry. Despite this, there is an abundance of high quality agricultural soils in this region. Farmers growing hemp here should take care to watch the heat during the summer months.

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Vermont Hemp & CBD Seed News 

January 8, 2021: Vermont to conduct ‘contactless’ inspections of hemp operators during COVID

November 23, 2020: Vermont Extends Existing Hemp Rules Through 2021 Season

May 31, 2020: Vermont Agency of Agriculture finalizes hemp rules

May 28, 2020: Agriculture Agency adopts Vermont Hemp Rules

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CBD & Hemp Resources for Vermont Farmers

The best way to find success as a hemp farmer is to stay informed! By joining a hemp organization or attending networking events, you can gain access to information about important changes in the hemp industry and meet other hemp business owners. Here are some local and national organizations that we recommend.

Vermont-Based Hemp Organizations

  • Vermont Growers Association: This is a group of growers, retailers, labs, and hemp businesses dedicated to expanding Vermont’s hemp industry. By becoming a member, you get access to workshops, conferences, and many other enjoyable benefits.
  • Vermont Hemp Co.: This is a farmer facing organization that focuses on advanced agricultural research. 
  • Vermont Cannabis Trades Association: This organization operates with the mission of providing a voice for community members who are interested in the cultivation of cannabis and the production of cannabis-infused products. Members get access to beneficial resources that can aid with business development. 

National Hemp Resources

  • American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp: This organization aims to support businesses engaged in the legal trade of industrial, recreational, and medical cannabis. 
  • US Hemp Growers Association: The U.S. Hemp Growers Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates for hemp farmers. Members get access to newsletters, discounts on grower events, and members-only research.
  • National Hemp Association: The NHA is a nonprofit that seeks to support all aspects of the hemp industry. Members get access to valuable and timely information about the hemp industry as well as an exclusive members page on the NHA website. 
  • Hemp Industries Association: The HIA operates with the mission of advancing the hemp economy through education, exchange of information, community, and advocacy. Members of HIA get access to guidance on hemp policy, educational opportunities, and networking events. 

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Hemp Biomass Selling Tips for Vermont Farmers

The livelihood of every hemp farmer depends on their ability to grow and sell biomass. Your first season, you may run into a few challenges, but this is nothing to worry about. The experts at CBD Seed Co. are here to support you. Here are some tips that can help you be successful with your new venture as a Vermont hemp farmer:

  • Test the quality of your soil. Before you even think about producing biomass, you need to test the quality of your soil. It’s vital that your soil is free of heavy metals and contaminants. These impurities will show up in test results, which processors will want to see before they buy.
  • Know what type and variety of seed to buy. When searching for hemp seed, it’s not only important to take Vermont’s climate into consideration, but also the quality and genetics of the seed itself. Has the seed been bred to be pest resistant? Will it produce plants that are strong and hardy? What can be said about the cannabinoid content? These are all crucial questions. 
  • Monitor THC levels. As your plants grow, you need to watch out for spikes in THC content. If you end up producing hot crops, your end of season profits will be impacted.
  • Attend networking events. The best way to find a buyer for your hemp biomass is to go to networking events. Go to expos, farmers markets, trade shows – anything you can find that allows you to connect with other industry professionals. 
  • Work with a processor you can trust. Ultimately, it’s important to choose a processor you can trust. This will ensure that you receive a fair price for your product. Furthermore, a reputable processor is more likely to hold up their end of the contract and will work with you to create a strong professional relationship.

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Vermont Hemp Farming & CBD Seed FAQ

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Who regulates hemp farming in Vermont?” tab_id=”1611605027291-10bf6e28-fdd6″][vc_column_text]I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I buy hemp seed?” tab_id=”1611605027291-e11457fc-bb76″][vc_column_text]You can purchase high CBD hemp seed from CBD Seed Co. We’ll make sure you have all of the documents you need for importing seed and maintaining compliance with Vermont’s hemp laws.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What varieties of hemp seed do you recommend?” tab_id=”1611605031948-464754d9-d4ca”][vc_column_text]Both our BaOx CBD Seed and Cherry HD CBD Seed are great choices for operations located in Vermont.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How often should I test my crops?” tab_id=”1611605033400-a41e12f1-c477″][vc_column_text]At least once per week. However, testing more often won’t hurt. Whatever schedule you follow, make sure you keep thorough records and upload all necessary documents to the VAAFM online portal.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What is the main challenge faced by Vermont hemp farmers?” tab_id=”1611605035130-514a9510-acaa”][vc_column_text]The main challenge in Vermont is the cold weather. This creates a shorter growing window. However, there’s no need to worry. This is easy to work around. Just make sure that you buy a quick growing variety and plant your hemp seed on time at the beginning of the season.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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Contact Us to Learn More about Seeds For Vermont CBD Farming

Since the hemp industry is just emerging everything from the regulations to new seed strains to farming technology will change frequently. At CBD Seed Co, we keep up with these changes and are always happy to answer any questions. We assign each of our hemp farmer clients a dedicated account manager to guide them in their purchases with us and keep them abreast of regulatory information. To find out more or to inquire about our high CBD seeds for your Vermont farm, contact us today! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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