Hemp Farming in Kansas

Why Hemp?

Thanks to the 2018 Agricultural Act or Farm Bill, hemp is no longer a controlled substance and is legal in the state of Kansas. It is important to note that hemp will still be regulated and can only be grown with a permit.

Permit aside, Hemp is one of the most useful plants on the Earth and has over 50,000 uses!


Growing Conditions

•Hemp can survive in most environments! The best growing conditions for Hemp are warm-weather areas with well-drained soil that is rich with organic material.

•Avoid areas that stay excessively wet soil.

•Seek ground with high fertility and low weed pressure.

Sustainable Agriculture

•Cotton requires 2400 gallons of water, while Hemp only needs 48 gallons.

•Hemp plastic is non-toxic and biodegradable, PLUS it's stronger than conventional plastic products.

•Hemp biofuel is a sustainable alternative with lower emissions of toxic substances.

Fast Growing

•The growth cycle is between 108-120 days.

Trees mature in 50-100 years, while Hemp matures in as few as 100 days. Which one would you use to make paper?

Interested in Growing Hemp?

In order to grow Hemp in the state of Kansas, one must get a license through the Kansas Department of Agriculture.


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