Growing Hemp Organically

A5322, known as the “New Jersey Hemp Farming Act” finally became law on Friday August 9, 2019. The New Jersey Hemp Farming Act (“NJHFA”) establishes a program for the cultivation, handling, processing, transport, and sale of hemp and hemp products in the State in accordance with federal law. The bill also repeals New Jersey’s hemp pilot program, and replaces it with a permanent program, administered by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture that complies with federal law. On December 27, 2019 The USDA approved New Jersey’s Hemp Program. New Jersey is currently accepting permit applications to produce hemp in the state. This talk will review hemp agronomy, practical farming considerations of organic growing, as well as permitting.