Hemp is now benefiting from a resurgence in popularity thanks to high demand for CBD oil, and commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed. It's interesting to note that hemp oil is selling for approximately $1000 per liter. Expectations of the global industrial hemp market is projected to balloon to over $10 billion dollars by 2025.
Legalized as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Bill changed hemp from a controlled substance to an agricultural commodity. Hemp cultivation is attractive to farmers who have been impacted by the increases in tariffs on certain crops. Consumer demand, along with higher profits for farmers, are causing explosive growth. Hemp can be grown for its seed, fiber, or floral biomass.
Harvesting and drying of hemp is critical for CBD production. The presence of molds and mildews will lower the value of hemp floral biomass, so the harvest needs to be stabilized before mold, mildew, or decomposing can occur. Once hemp is harvested, it should be moved immediately moved to the drying facility to eliminate the moisture content in the harvested hemp.
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