Hard data on planting and harvest rates from state agriculture departments remains sparse. Many of the agriculture departments contacted by Hemp Benchmarks say they are still tabulating their 2019 hemp production figures. Some states have yet to start officially monitoring hemp production in terms of acreage grown and harvested.
However, nine states provided information on planted acreage:
- Colorado: 52,275 acres planted (60% of amount licensed)
- Indiana: 3,000 acres planted (57% of amount licensed)
- Kentucky: 26,000 acres planted (43% of the amount licensed)
- Kansas: 2,600 acres planted (45% of amount licensed)
- Minnesota: 7,278 acres planted (52% of amount licensed)
- Nevada: 4,661 acres planted (33% of amount licensed)
- New York: 4,541 acres planted (22% of amount licensed)
- West Virginia: 641 acres planted (25% of amount licensed)
- Wisconsin: 5,000 acres planted (29% of amount licensed)
Six of the nine states that provided planting information to Hemp Benchmarks saw less than half of the acreage licensed for hemp production actually planted. Colorado and Kentucky are the only major hemp producing states among the group, with the former boasting the highest planting rate of the states that were able to provide data.
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