The Role of Industrial Hemp in Carbon Farming
F1 and F2 Strains Explained
Hemp Pests and Insects: 3 Hemp Pest Management Tips
Does Hemp Fertilizer Matter When Growing Hemp?
Santa Fe Farms Acquires High Grade Hemp Seed
Hemp Crop Insurance Programs: Everything You Need to Know
Hemp and the EcoRevolution: Is Hemp the Next Big Sustainability Solution?
High Grade Hemp Seed Announces Platinum Partnership with SXSW Online 2021
New Farm Partner Program to Close Gaps in U.S. Hemp Supply Chain
How to Prevent & Treat Mold on Hemp Plants
New Study: Hemp Farmers Tell Us How They’re Faring in an Uncertain Year
Hemp and Climate Change: 10 Ways How Hemp Can Save the World
Hemp Farming Equipment: All You Need to Know to Get Started
How to Sell Hemp Biomass: Hemp Selling Tips for Farmers
Hemp Compliance Testing Timeline and Requirements
Tips on How to Manage Hemp Farm Labor
The History of Hemp Farming (Infographic)
The Diverse Uses of Hemp (Infographic): Thousands of uses for this versatile plant
Hemp Field Irrigation: How to Irrigate a Hemp Field
Choosing the Best Hemp Flower Strains
The Best Soil to Grow Hemp
High Grade Hemp Seed Announces Sponsorship of Global Hemp Day, Aug. 26, 2020
What Is Hemp Flower?
How To Harvest Hemp
10 Reasons Why to Farm Hemp
Research on CBG: The Top 7 Health Benefits of CBG
The Latest Research on CBD: 7 Top Health Benefits of CBD
Male vs. Female Hemp Plant: What’s the Difference?
What Is CBG and How Is It Different from CBD?
High Grade Hemp Seed Announces International Distribution in Europe
There is no denying that hemp is a miracle plant. Whether you grow hemp for CBD flowers or industrial purposes, there are near endless uses for the crop. To illustrate, today’s hemp-derived CBD market features endless products — for both people and pets. In like fashion, we have discovered amazing applications for industrial hemp. Fiber […]
Looking at the hemp industry, it’s incredible to see the amount of development that has occurred since legalization. Excitingly, we have reached a point where cutting-edge plant science is being applied to commercial hemp production. These advancements have opened new doors of understanding on breeding premium CBD hemp strains. As pioneers of the CBD space, […]
Commercially cultivated hemp is skyrocketing in the U.S., thanks to the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the list of controlled substances and legalized its growth. Hemp production can be broken down into three distinct categories: grain, fiber, and the compound cannabidiol (CBD) for consumer usage. Regardless of the hemp you […]
Ask a dozen farmers whether or not hemp requires fertilizer, and you’re likely to get a dozen different answers. Some farmers swear that hemp doesn’t need a drop of fertilizer. Most farmers, however, believe at least some hemp fertilizer is necessary. While certain farmers may think less is more, many successful farmers treat hemp like […]
The 2020 fire season started early, with multiple fires raging throughout Washington, Oregon, and California, three states where hemp farming has proliferated. Hemp Industry Daily profiled the damage, highlighting California farmers who lost their entire crop to the flames as well as Oregon farmers who doubted the retail value of hemp flowers damaged by wildfire […]
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Industrial hemp is traditionally more resistant to diseases and pests than many other cash crops; however, hemp can be susceptible to mold. This is especially true for hemp grown for CBD or CBG. Hemp flower tends to absorb moisture, making it a tempting target for mold. If mold does appear in your hemp crop, it […]
At High Grade, we wanted to know how hemp farmers were faring in the midst of a rapidly changing industry wrapped up in one of the most unpredictable years on record. We also touched base with non-hemp farmers to learn about their struggles and triumphs. After surveying over 125 farmers, here’s what we found. Key […]
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Hemp and climate change: What’s the connection? Farmers are keen observers of the climate. Everything from changing weather patterns to water availability and soil quality directly impacts their ability to make a living. For this reason, climate change is already beginning to directly affect farmers. In 2020 alone, hemp farmers on the West Coast have […]
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Thinking of growing hemp on your farm? The popular crop can be highly lucrative, but only if farmers do their homework. Part of the planning process will require you to determine your hemp equipment needs. While buying new hemp farming equipment can represent a significant investment, the right equipment can also save you loads of […]
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You won’t be able to farm hemp for long if you can’t earn a profit from your crop, but how do you actually sell your hemp biomass? Where do find hemp biomass buyers? Most importantly, how can you get the best price on the crop you spent so much time, effort, and resources growing? When […]
The 2018 Farm Bill finally opened the doors to industrial hemp farming in the United States, but hemp farmers don’t get a free pass. Instead, the Farm Bill instituted strict hemp compliance requirements and also called on states to develop their own hemp testing and certification standards, which means the exact rules a farmer must […]
Many small-scale farms are family operations, but keeping a hemp farm running with only the efforts of a small group of people may not be possible. Hemp can be a labor-intensive crop, especially when harvest time comes around. To make sure you get your harvest in, it might be time to consider bringing on hemp […]
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Industrial hemp is, generally, a robust and forgiving crop. Hemp can grow in a range of different environments and even survive in less-than-ideal soil. However, there is one part of the growing process that farmers must give special attention to: irrigation. Farmers who grow hemp for CBD or CBG must take special care to maximize […]
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There are several factors to consider when choosing the best hemp flower strains for your farm. To begin, you should assess whether your target market is in hemp biomass or boutique flowers. After that, we recommend you take a look at the outdoor growing season at your chosen locale. Once you have chosen hemp strains […]
Every farmer knows that soil can make the difference between a bumper crop and a failed harvest. That’s why it’s so important for farmers to take the time to test, prepare, and manage their soil throughout a crop’s growing season. Though hemp has a reputation for growing easily, that doesn’t mean you can ignore your […]
The sheer number of CBD-infused products on the market today can feel dizzying, from CBD tinctures to edibles, face creams, and even pet treats. One lesser-known product that is growing in popularity is smokable hemp flower. Consumers who want the full-spectrum benefits of cannabis without psychoactive effects are flocking to CBD hemp flower (and, increasingly, […]
The success of your CBD or CBG crop will depend on when and how you harvest your industrial hemp. Small decisions during the hemp harvesting process can have a big impact on your return on investment. The best practices of harvesting hemp are not yet set in stone, so farmers are learning how to harvest […]
A new crop is showing up on farms across the country. In August of 2018, U.S. farmers planted 27,424 acres of hemp. Just a year later, that number skyrocketed to 128,320 acres across the country and 2020 numbers are now at a whopping 465,762 acres. What is behind this jaw-dropping increase in hemp farming? The […]
The hemp plant contains over 100 unique chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Recently, the cannabinoid known as “cannabigerol” or “CBG” has been gaining serious attention in the industry. However, scientific research on CBG is still in its infancy and the medical community is just beginning to understand potential applications for this new cannabinoid. Since the […]
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The growth of the CBD industry is nothing short of spectacular. Just a few short years ago, “cannabidiol” (CBD), was an obscure cannabinoid only known to select groups of cultivators and scientists. In like fashion, hemp was federally illegal and only valued for its fibers and seeds. Today, things look much different for hemp and […]
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Interested in growing hemp for CBD or CBG? You’ll need to learn as much as you can about the hemp plant itself. That starts with understanding the difference between male and female hemp plants. Every hemp farmer must be able to identify males and females out in the field. Why? Because if your goal is […]
CBD is the current darling of the wellness industry. Its purported anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have landed it in cosmetics, skin creams, teas, pet treats, and many other products. Now, a cannabinoid newcomer is gaining popularity: What is CBG, and how is it different from CBD? More importantly, should hemp farmers keep an eye on […]
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Autoflower hemp seeds are queens of speed and champions of resilience. If you’ve heard some skepticism about autoflowering hemp, put it out of your mind. Today’s newest strains of autoflowering hemp seeds offer high yields and great terpene variety. If you’re looking to reap multiple hemp harvests in a single year, it’s time to learn […]
So, you want to start an industrial hemp farm—good choice! The 2018 Farm Bill finally made industrial hemp farming legal in the United States. The passage of the bill set off a bonanza of hemp farming, fed by the rabid popularity of CBD oil and the recent, growing interest in CBG oil. According to a […]
The profitability of a crop is often made or lost on the margins, which is why choosing seeds with good genetic qualities is one of the fundamental keys to farming success. If you are planning to farm hemp, what hemp genetics should you be searching for in your seeds? Let’s take a look at the […]
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If you’re considering planting hemp in the near future, you may have heard about companies that sell feminized hemp seeds. You may have also heard that feminized seeds are more expensive than “regular” seeds. What are feminized seeds, and why do they sell for a higher price? More importantly, are feminized hemp seeds worth the […]
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Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill relaxed restrictions against hemp farming, you’ve heard all about the big profit potential of this versatile crop. In fact, a research report by MarketsandMarkets™ found that the industrial hemp market is expected to grow from $4.6 billion in 2019 to $26.6 billion by 2025. Researchers from Brightfield Group have […]
Since the U.S. government relaxed restrictions on hemp farming in the Farm Bills of 2014 and 2018, many farmers have started planting this lucrative crop. If you are interested in adding hemp to your farm, you might be wondering how to get started. The answer is simple. Start with the right hemp seeds. Every farmer […]
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Our largest plot has flowers swelling from top to bottom, and you can smell our farm for miles @highgradehempseed. Fast growing and fast flowering varieties don’t usually have high terpene traits, but @highgradehempseed has pulled it off. She is very resistant to our high winds/cold nights here in Montrose, CO.