by Rick Thompson/June 10, 2020
The report on Michigan’s first year of hemp crop is here!
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued the required report on 2019’s initial crop of Michigan hemp. The report features lots of facts, figures, graphs and tables. It really breaks down everything and is available for viewing or download free.
Here are some fast facts direct from the press release:
- The 2019 pilot program participants planted approximately 3,678 acres of hemp outdoors and an additional 400,977 square feet of hemp indoors across the state. Based on the survey responses received, over 1,000 acres of hemp were planted by growers in multiple counties. The counties with the highest reported hemp acreage planted were Huron, Berrien, Oceana, and Tuscola.
- MDARD is continuing the industrial hemp ag pilot program into 2020 while working to develop a permanent program.
- “Last year, hemp was grown in 58 of the state’s counties and I look forward to the next phase of this program.”- Gary McDowell, MDARD
The actual report can be found here:
The bulletin/press release announcing the results is located on the MDARD website here: