This page provides forms and guidance documents intended for use by Hemp Program Licensees
- This page, Resources for Hemp Program Licensees, is offered by
- Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Resources for Hemp Program Licensees
Table of Contents
Hemp Planting Form
- 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.
Additional Resources for Hemp Planting Form
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.
Additional Resources for Harvest Report
Post-Harvest Testing and Remediation
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
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.
Contact Information Change Form (Coming Soon)
Additional Resources for Amendment Forms
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
|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
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