Establishing Distribution Networks • Light Dep Greenhouses • North Carolina Event
Updated: Jul 3, 2019
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Establishing Distribution Networks
Establishing Distribution Networks
On a daily basis, Hemp Geo Institute receives calls and email communications from farmers around the country inquiring as to outlets to sell their hemp harvest. Whether it be cultivation operations focusing on harvesting hemp for fiber, seed, hurd/shives, or the CBD flower and its essential oil, farmers are concerned their future harvests may be compromised if they fail to properly secure their distribution networks. This Harvest 2018 especially, many co-ops and cultivation facilities have been establishing or expanding operations based on letters of intent, purchase agreements, or some form of ‘grow-contract,’ in order to provide a clearer path to realize a return on their investment.
The good news is there is strong demand for quality hemp flower and biomass. Within the Hemp Geo Institute (HGI) Master Grower network, there are operations currently preserving, drying, curing, and storing their crop to return to the market when supplies have constricted and prices have rebounded.
As we in the farming and agriculture industries are well aware, pricing and realized return can vary depending on a multitude of factors, including cultivation method, soil quality, genetics, calibration timeline, and geographic region. For example, one HGI processing and extraction client established the following pricing structure to acquire industrial hemp biomass for its cannabidiol flower, differentiated according to cannabidiol (CBD) potency, and whether the biomass includes loose circulating material (LCM) and stems, or simply the flower and leaf:
For CBD Flower and Leaf: Above 10% CBD at $3.75 per CBD point, $4.75 for anything above 14%, structured into 6 tiers beginning at 5% topping off at $6.25 per point for hand-trimmed, shucked flower over 22% CBD with Certificate of Analysis (COA). A volume discount price curve would then be applied for wholesale cultivation operations (co-ops, networks) able to provide greater than 5,000 pounds’ material per month with the execution of a contractual, long-term relationship.
Based on our analysis of a compliant, regulated distribution and wholesale product acquisition network, the resolution of the 2018 Farm Bill may offer expansion opportunities across the country. As Federal and State entities begin to resolve the conflict and adopt consistent compliance and regulatory frameworks encompassing cultivation, processing, extracting, distribution, and retail efforts, farmers will be provided the network and capability to sell their compliant, COA-tested product throughout the United States.
LIGHT DEP GREENHOUSES
Light Dep Greenhouses for growing cannabinoid hemp is coming on strong in the Hemp sector. Many growers, are switching to auto light-dep greenhouse growing systems.
By utilizing blackout greenhouse systems, growers are able to automate and control their growing environment for successful multiple harvest per year. With light deprivation and automated environmental controls, growers can yield outdoor sized harvests with indoor quality product, all while reducing overhead costs and power consumption.
But growers need to understand the effect on their Geo location when growing in humid climates, however dry desert climates have their own challenges. Any area where a greenhouse is located comes with its own special climate challenges to overcome.
To overcome these challenges takes research, planning, and with the complete understanding of the type of strains you are growing. With the correct covering and ventilation techniques, you can create a greenhouse that adjusts to the ideal temperature, diffuses light, and eliminates condensation.
This type of growing system allows the 'best-practice' strategies to be employed to better control mold and pathogens caused by excess humidity and many additional environmental issues. With careful research, thorough planning, and the right equipment, you can have a flourishing light deprivation greenhouse even in the hottest, most humid, or driest climate!
HGI’s eighth hemp symposium to take place in North Carolina, 11-17-18
Hemp Geo Institute will host their eighth (8th) Industrial Hemp Symposium on November 17th, 2018 in North Carolina titled “Farming Hemp for Profit – Art & Science of Greenhouse and Indoor Growing”.
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired – October 17th, 2018) – Hemp Geo Institute North Carolina symposium will cover three main topics: 1) Art & Science of Greenhouse and Indoor Growing 2) Art and Science of Cannabinoid Oil Extracting & Selling 3) Economics of Growing Hemp.
In addition, information will be presented on fiber, hempcrete and latest hemp industry news & up-dates. This is substantial for the Agriculture sector, giving them new and recurring income from 1,000’s of hemp products that can be sold.
After seven (7) sold-out symposiums, HGI is bringing its entire All-Star team to North Carolina for symposium number eight on November 17th, 2018, from 8:30AM – 5:00PM. This HIG event will kick-start the education needed for start-up operations, in addition to advancing current growers to achieve the next level in building a profitable business.
More about the educational symposium…
NORTH CAROLINA: https://www.hempgeoinstitute.com/event
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WE WILL PERSEVERE AND THRIVE ON ADVERSITY. OUR TEAM EXPECTS EVERYONE TO BE PHYSICALLY HARDER AND MENTALLY STRONGER THAN OUR COMPETITION. IF WE GET KNOCKED DOWN, WE WILL GET BACK UP EVERY TIME. WE WILL DRAW ON EVERY REMAINING OUNCE OF STRENGTH TO HELP TEAM MEMBERS ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOALS. WE ARE NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT.