Check out the line up of grower meetings scheduled for 2023 to learn more about industrial hemp opportunities in SD.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
will send the 2022 Hemp Production and Disposition Inquiry to South Dakota producers on January 19.
This follows a similar timeline used by NASS for the 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production Survey. Like
the 2021 questionnaire, this year’s survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested
area, yield, production, and value of hemp in the United States in 2022.
NASS estimated the total value of hemp production nationally at $824 million in 2021. Planted
area for industrial hemp grown in the open for all utilizations in the United States totaled 54,152 acres.
Area harvested for all utilizations totaled 33,480 acres.
Find more information about the survey and the entire press release from USDA here.
The Association was successful in getting more changes to the industrial hemp statutes including exceptions to the fingerprinting requirement and the addition of both a research license and animal food plots. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen, especially the bill's prime sponsors, Senator Josh Klumb and Representative Caleb Finck.
District 20 State Senator Josh Klumb joined Doug Cunningham on Todays Farm Life to discuss his seven acre industrial hemp field and what he has learned since planting on May 19th. Check out the great interview here.
The Rapid City Journal has a great article on hempcrete being used right here in SD! Owner Jeremy Briggs says he's told it’s the only hempcrete recording studio in the world. RC Journal article can be found here.
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