Industrial Hemp in NC 2017
A&T State University Small Farm Day is always a huge treat for me. Not only does the school share
the year’s cutting edge agricultural research with the public, all who attend have a fabulous lunch served
right there at the facility. This year I picked up leaflets detailing the pilot program for NC Industrial Hemp.
The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at A&T State University is one of two land-grant
institutions that manage the NC Hemp Research Pilot Program.
To be included in industrial hemp research, farmers must apply for a permit (license) to grow industrial hemp
from the NC Industrial Hemp Commission which will soon have a full-time program manager housed at
NC State University to work directly with farmers.
Research at A&T will include:
(1) Evaluating varieties of industrial hemp that will grow in NC;
(2) Assessing soil and other growing conditions;
(3) investigating possible uses of industrial hemp in new energy technologies; and
(4) Exploring the potential uses.
Farmers must complete several steps to qualify to become part of the industrial hemp project.
What is one acre of Hemp worth wholesale?
Do the math: 8,000 lbs of hemp seed gives you oil 300 gal at $150 US per 5 Gal bucket 60-5 Gal at $150 ea.=$9,000.US
6,000 lbs flour whole sale $2.00 lb=12,000. That’s $21,000. just from the seed.
31 tons of fiber, raw stalk inhales at $75.00= $2,300. First value Added Separation 6 tons bast fiber at $1,000= $6,000.
25 tons of hurds at $300.= $7,500.