Resources for Hemp Program Licensees

This page provides forms and guidance documents intended for use by Hemp Program Licensees

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Hemp Planting Form

Planting Forms must be submitted no later than ten (10) days after planting. Licensed sites NOT used for hemp production must be reported to the Program before September 1st using this form.

Planting Notes:

  • All hemp varieties or cultivars must be approved by the MDAR Hemp Program BEFORE planting. Please ensure that documentation demonstrating that the varieties to be planted have less than 0.3% total THC has been submitted to the Program for approval.
  • All hemp planted must also be reported directly to the Farm Service Agency (FSA). 
  • Each individual hemp variety by planting location is considered a "Lot." Each Lot must be reported  individually to the MA Hemp Program upon planting. Lots will be tested individually at harvest and may not be co-mingled, combined, processed, extracted, or transported until after a Hemp Certificate has been issued. 

Hemp Planting Form

Hemp Planting Guidance 

Additional Resources for Hemp Planting Form

Harvest Report

Harvest Reports must be submitted at least twenty one (21) days before the start of harvest

Following the submission of this form, the Department will contact you to schedule an appointment to collect samples.  Harvest may not begin until samples have been collected.    

  • The licensee or a previously designated authorized signatory must be physically present during sampling.
  • Crop must be completely harvested within thirty (30) days after sampling has taken place.
  • Harvested Lots may not be co-mingled, combined, processed, extracted, or transported off site until after a Hemp Certificate has been issued. 

Industrial Hemp Harvest Report

Industrial Hemp Harvest Report Guidance

Additional Resources for Harvest Report

Post-Harvest Testing and Remediation

Post-Harvest Testing and Remediation requests must be submitted within 10 days of receipt of test results.

Hemp crops grown by a MA Licensed Producer are eligible for remediation OR post-harvest testing when a sample tests with THC levels above 0.300% (inclusive of the measurement of uncertainty) according to laboratory results obtained through regulatory THC testing.

  • Crops may NOT be moved off-site for remediation. Remediation MUST occur at the licensed production location. Crops that are not certified as hemp may not be transported for remediation.
  • Remediation must be pre-approved by the MDAR Hemp Program.
  • Each individual hemp variety by planting location is considered a “Lot.” Each Lot must be remediated and/or tested separately. Lots may not be co-mingled or combined until a Hemp Certificate is issued. Please ensure
  • that all varieties to be remediated and/or re-tested are held separately and are clearly marked.
     

Additional Resources for Post-Harvest Testing and Remediation

Amendment Forms

To make changes to your licensed area or contact information, please use the license amendment forms. With these forms you may:

  • Add, change, or remove Growing or Processing Sites
  • Update contact information (mailing address, email, phone). 

Hemp Licenses are non-transferrable. Changes to license holder or business names will not be accepted and a new license must be obtained.

Hemp Growing Site Amendment Form

Hemp Processing Site Amendment Form

Contact Information Change Form (Coming Soon)

 

Additional Resources for Amendment Forms

FSA Reporting

Hemp Producers are required to report farm and planting data to the Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Farm Registration: All farms must be registered with the FSA upon licensing to receive an FSA registration number (farm-tract-field). ALL licensed areas must be registered with FSA. Even small areas licensed for hemp production must be identified in a farm record. This includes land within urban areas or within structures (greenhouse, hoop house, lab, etc.). No one is exempt from this requirement. This is a one-time requirement – once your licensed area has been registered, it will not need to be registered annually.

Acreage Reports: You are required to file acreage reports with FSA for any hemp you plant. Acreage reports are due annually by July 15.

To register your farm and file reports with the FSA, you should contact your local FSA county office, and they will guide you through the process. A list of local FSA offices is available below, or visit https://www.farmers.gov/manage/hemp for more information.

Massachusetts Farm Service Agency Office Listing

Massachusetts State FSA Office

445 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-2994

Tel: 413-253-4500

Berkshire County FSA Office

78 Center St; Room 208, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6171

Tel: 413-443-1776 x2

Bristol, Norfolk, and Suffolk County FSA Office

04 Dean St; Suite 204, Taunton, MA 02780

Tel: 508-880-0185  x2

Franklin County FSA Office

Hayburne Building Room 270; 55 Federal St, Greenfield, MA 01301-2545

Tel: 413-772-6810 x2

Hampshire and Hampden County FSA Office

195 Russell St; Suite B5, Hadley, MA 01035-9521

Tel: 413-585-1000 x2

Middlesex and Essex County FSA Office

 

319 Littleton Rd; Suite 203, Westford, MA 01886-4133

Tel: 978-303-8286 x2

Southeastern MA FSA Office for Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket County

8 Thatcher Lane, Wareham, MA 02571

Tel: 508-295-5151 x2

Worcester County FSA Office

Medical Arts Building Room 103; 52 Boyden Rd, Holden, MA 01520-2587

Tel: 508-829-4477 x2

License Renewals

Licenses must be renewed annually between October 1 and December 1

Hemp Licenses must be renewed on an annual basis between October 1 and December 1. To complete an Industrial Hemp License Renewal, please visit the Hemp License Renewal Page: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/ma-industrial-hemp-program-license-renewal

Key Actions for License Renewals

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