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High Quality Hemp Plants: 4 Reasons to Resist Hemp Envy

High Quality Hemp Plants: 4 Reasons to Resist Hemp Envy

When you drive around rural Colorado these days like we do, it sure seems like everyone is growing hemp plants. And while seeing some of those other fields fills us with a sense of pride in what our farmers were able to accomplish this year with our help, there’s no...

7 Thoughts re Flowering (and testing and compliance)

7 Thoughts re Flowering (and testing and compliance)

Our farmers’ fields started flowering, and our agronomy team’s recommended testing methodology has kicked in as well.  Given their experience with hemp crops in prior years, we think it pays to take a methodical approach to testing and compliance.  Here’s how we’re...

Weed Mitigation in Hemp Fields: 5 Keys to Success

Weed Mitigation in Hemp Fields: 5 Keys to Success

We’ve been very impressed by our farmer customers’ abilities to keep weeds under control – it is night and day compared to some of the other fields we drive by regularly. In talking it through with them, here is what we learned: Fresh tilling.  In general, they tilled...

To Seed or Not to Seed: That is the Question (Part 3)

To Seed or Not to Seed: That is the Question (Part 3)

4 Key Lessons Learned in Hemp Transplanting   We’ll be certain to follow this post up at the end of the crop year with any other factors we can attribute to our transplanting effort.  But now that the dust has settled and our customers’ fields are planted, we...

A Note on Nebraska Legislation and Regulation

A Note on Nebraska Legislation and Regulation

Nebraska's Restrictive Approach to Hemp Legalization   It’s been interesting to watch Nebraska’s approach to hemp legalization.  First, we have to acknowledge that we have an out-of-state perspective, we’re pro-hemp farmer, and we have a couple of Nebraska-based...

To Seed or Not to Seed: That is the Question (Part 2)

To Seed or Not to Seed: That is the Question (Part 2)

4 Keys to Selecting a Greenhouse for Hemp Transplant Propagation   Continuing from our last post about the reasons for selecting transplants over seed… Of course it’s easy to say “I’m planting transplants” and it may or may not be straightforward to actually get...

To Seed or Not to Seed: That is the Question (Part 1)

To Seed or Not to Seed: That is the Question (Part 1)

The 5 Factors that Drove Use of Hemp Transplants   Our customers uniformly decided to go into the fields with hemp transplants this year.  Even though they’re large producers whose operations are better suited to direct seeding, a number of factors guided this...

Hemp Permitting and Compliance (and Bears) – Oh My!

Hemp Permitting and Compliance (and Bears) – Oh My!

Boy, it feels strange to be writing an early blog post about future paper-pushing, but the hairs on the back of our necks went up after talking with our agronomists about this one.  Here’s why hemp permitting and compliance is important to us. Hemp Grower Licenses...

Whose Team are We On?

Whose Team are We On?

HNP Farm Services believes that the success of our hemp farmer customers is our shared success.  We’re devoted to helping our clients take a disciplined approach to pursuing businesses opportunities in the hemp space. In this new, burgeoning industry, it’s important...

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