An initiative driven by hemp industry stakeholders.

Value The Seed

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Value the seed proposes:

That regulations enable, not inhibit the hemp industry!

Specifically, this initiative proposes that commercial hemp growers who use Certified hemp seed pay a lower registration fee to their regulatory agency, and be exempt from state, federal, or tribal background checks, as well as sampling & testing.

Seed Validation

Producers & distributors of Certified seed shoulder costs to demonstrate THC compliance through USDA testing regime.

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Unburden Farmers

Commercial farmers submit their Certified Seed tag to qualify for exemption from unnecessary sampling, testing and more.

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No Fuss Hemp Farming

Reduce onerous logistics and fees for farmers and compliance assurance for regulators – no fuss!

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Mitigate risk across the domestic hemp supply chain.

Quality, proven seed genetics are the foundation for building consistent, uniform plant-based products. Seed certification validates these characteristics. In addition, each lot of Certified hemp seed produced in the U.S, is also validated (through USDA regulations) for compliance with federally mandated low THC standards.

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Hemp Industry Coalition Advocates Policy Reform that Leverages Seed Certification

On May 24, 2022 a coalition of hemp industry stake holders put out a press release outlining their proposition for an exemption for hemp farmers that use Certified seed

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There is not enough Certified seed.

There are now over 100 varieties available that are eligible for Certified Seed status. Visit to find your preferred varieties.

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