About Remedy Farms
Remedy Farms is dedicated to providing farmers with the highest CBD content and largest yields from the best genetics currently on the market. We are made of a group of family and friends who have a passion for hemp and the growing possibilities this plant has to offer. We strive to create blooming relationships with future partners and plants.
We work hard to provide you the highest quality plants on the market
Hemp is a versatile plant with thousands of applications across a myriad of industries. From food and nutritional applications to textiles, plastic replacement, and fuels, the possibilities are still expanding exponentially as we learn more about the crop. Industrial hemp affects not only the agricultural industry but also touches the pharmaceutical, medical, health care, manufacturing, energy, logging, and tech industries as well. With hemp’s legalization and a recognition of the multitude of uses, it comes as no surprise that interest in hemp farming spiked with the December passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Farmers looking to enter the industrial hemp market for the first time will need to understand their options and wisely choose which hemp variety they should grow.
Different varieties (strains) of hemp will perform better in differing environmental conditions and some varieties (like high-CBD crops) will be better suited to create biomass or flower for individuals or commercial farmers who seek to create salves or creams for ailments.
Fiber varieties of hemp will produce long fibers and biomass. These types of hemp have a wide range of uses, including textiles, composites, building materials, pulp/paper, fuel, and more. However, farmers electing to grow for fiber applications will need to include the development of the processes and infrastructure to support large scale harvesting, transportation, and processing, as hemp bales are voluminous and will ideally require processing facilities in close proximity to the grows.
Seed varieties of hemp are used primarily for food and nutritional applications due to their high protein, fatty acid, and fiber content. Grain hemp varieties traditionally produce lower cannabinoid content, in favor seed or grain production. When considering whether or not to grow grain varieties of hemp, it’s worth remembering that grain hemp seed is thin-walled, and can be fragile. The fragile seeds must be handled with more care and cost as they are transported to their market or processing facilities. As with any grain crop, the proper harvesting, processing, transportation, and storage are critical to prevent spoilage and ensure the highest value for the harvested grain.
Cannabinoid hemp varieties are currently the most lucrative of the varieties, but can present regulatory challenges depending on the end use products being produced from the raw hemp crop. Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a molecule within hemp with numerous applications as a nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, or dietary supplement. However, due to hemp’s previous prohibition, regulation of CBD and its inclusion in commercial products is not yet established by the FDA. Furthermore, CBD hemp requires growers to understand and master the effect of stress and growing variables (soil make up, moisture content, PH levels, etc.) in order to produce the highest yield of CBD, while keeping the THC within allowable levels. In addition, high-cannabinoid varieties are generally grown only as female plants, as the combination of male and female plants leads to seed production and decreased cannabinoid yields. Farmers should learn how their state or county regulates the testing of their crop for CBD and THC. If their THC yield grows too high, the crop may no longer meet the legal definition of hemp and need to be destroyed.