Industrial Hemp Research Pilot


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Industrial Hemp Research Pilot


Based on the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5276 (E2SSB 5276), WSDA will be updating the outdated information on the IHRP webpage. In the interim, if you have questions or concerns please email hemp@agr.wa.gov.

Current IHRP activities

New Policy Statement

The IHRP has issued a new policy statement to provide clarity for the transition from the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program to implementation of a commercial “Hemp” program under both the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5276 (E2SSB 5276).
 
E2SSB 5276 was signed by Governor Inslee on April 26, 2019 and took effect immediately on that date. Most sections of E2SSB 5276 authorize WSDA to develop a new “Hemp plan” to replace the current Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program (IHRP) upon approval of the new Hemp plan by USDA and its adoption by WSDA using expedited rule-making.  This policy statement interprets how WSDA intends to implement those sections of E2SSB 5276 that make immediate changes to the IHRP. 

The main changes include:
  • Licensed growers are solely responsible to procure hemp seed and must notify the IHRP of the source of the seed. 
  • Licensed growers are not required to maintain a buffer from a licensed marijuana producer. 
  • IHRP grower license requirements are simplified to align with new Hemp plan requirements
  • IHRP licensed growers may grow hemp under RCW 15.120.020 as amended under Sec. 14 of E2SSB 5276

 

New Application Form


The IHRP has simplified the application process by removing the research component requirements of the application. Growers will still need to submit soil test results with their application.  As a reminder, email submissions will not be accepted. 

Outreach Material Available


​The program has created outreach material to assist the industrial hemp industry and potential applicants to better understand the requirements of WSDA's Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program. Please see our updated IHRP PowerPoint that provides an overview of the program and licensing process, including information on getting industrial hemp seeds.


About the IHRP

The Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) was authorized by the Washington State Legislature in 2016. Washington's industrial hemp bill, ESSB 6206 (now codified as Chapter 15.120 RCW), directed WSDA to develop a process for issuing licenses to produce industrial hemp as a means of researching the cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp in our state. Washington's law was passed in accordance with the 2014 Farm Bill, which allowed states to grow hemp only for research purposes and determine if it is a viable industry.

COMMON PRODUCTS DEVELOPED FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP


The industrial hemp stalk, which can reach approximately 15 feet, contains fiber and a hard, woody core that can be used for a variety of purposes. The industrial hemp seed can be processed into oil and other foods. Some of the products that can be produced using industrial hemp include:

  • fabrics and textiles
  • yarns and raw or processed spun fibers
  • paper
  • carpeting
  • construction and insulation materials
  • animal bedding
  • foods and beverages
  • body care products
  • industrial oils
  • cosmetics

Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Hemp

Because the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot is so new, we have listed some of our most frequently asked questions regarding the program on our Industrial Hemp FAQ page. If you have a question not covered under our FAQs, please contact the program directly.


WSDA Licensed Businesses

License list is updated after issuance of each new license.

Type of License Name Address City Zipcode License # Date Issued Expiration
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined The Colville Confederated Tribes 1 Colville St Nespelem 99155 WAIH0008 07/12/2018 07/12/2019
Grower Wellness Paradise Farm 29407 Webster Rd E Graham 98338 WAIH0009 07/12/2018 007/12/2019
Processor/Marketer Combined Hops Extract 305 N 2nd Ave Yakima 98902 WAIH0010 7/20/2018 7/20/2019
Processor/Marketer Combined Golden Gate Hop Ranches, Inc 5050 E Euclid Rd Mabton 98935 WAIH0012 08/08/2018 08/08/2019
Processor/Marketer Combined Hemp Northwest LLC 301 NE Spring St White Salmon 98672 WAIH0013 10/01/2018 10/01/2019
Processor/Marketer Combined John I. Haas 1600 River Rd Yakima 98902 WAIH0014 10/18/2018 10/18/2019
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Willow Springs Hops LLC 1381 Barleen Dr Walla Walla 99362 WAIH0015 10/18/2018 10/18/2019
Grower 7 Feathers Farms LLC 6223 Ford Wellpinit Rd Wellpinit 99040 WAIH0016 11/27/2018 11/27/2019
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Gabriel Price 740 Salmon Creek Rd Toledo 98591 WAIH0017 12/06/2018 12/06/2019
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Wyckoff Farms 160602 W Evans Rd Grandview 98930 WAIH0019 12/31/2018 12/31/2019
Processor/Marketer Combined Nutra Pure LLC 500 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 480 Vancouver 98660 WAIH0020 12/31/2018 12/31/2019
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Prime Solutions 201 Boistfort Winlock Rd Chehalis 98532 WAIH0022 01/15/2019 01/15/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Next Right Thing Farms, LTD 12723 NE 132nd Ave Brush Prairie 98606 WAIH0021 02/06/2019 02/06/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined S.S. Steiner, Inc. 11 W Washington Ave Yakima 98903 WAIH0024 02/26/2019 02/26/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined Yakima Chief Hops, LLC 306 Division St Yakima 98902 WAIH0025 03/07/2019 03/07/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Brulotte Farms, Inc. 7502 Campbell Rd Toppenish 98948 WAIH0026 03/04/2019 03/04/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Clearwater Farms/Clearwater Hemp Co. 28722 138th Ave Ct E Graham 98338 WAIH0027 03/22/2019 03/22/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Oprima 11249 WA-28 Quincy 98848 WAIH0028 03/22/2019 03/22/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Gasseling Ranches, Inc. 4510 West Wapato Rd Wapato 98951 WAIH0029 03/22/2019 03/22/2020
Grower Nash's Organic Produce 1865 E Anderson Rd Sequim 98382 WAIH0031 03/25/2019 03/25/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Weishaar Ag
Ventures Inc
5871 Duck
Lake Rd N
Odessa  99159 WAIH0032 04/08/2019 4/08/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Newhouse Farms Inc 2521 S. Emerald Rd Sunnyside 98944 WAIH0039 04/23/2019 4/23/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Central Valley Botanicals, LLC 1790 Longmire LN Selah 98942 WAIH0046 05/01/2019 05/01/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Satus Creek Farms, LLC 790 Hop Rd Toppenish 98948 WAIH00335 04/19/2019 04/19/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Craft Ag Services, LLC 15074 Beveryly Burk Rd SW Royal City 99357 WAIH0041 05/02/2019 05/02/2020
Grower Lyn A. Larson-McCann 14100 NE 329th St Battle Ground 98604 WAIH0045 04/18/2019 04/18/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Terra Ridge Farms  850 N Broadway  Othello 99344 WAIH0047 05/02/2019 05/02/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Pancea Plant Sciences 521 Stadium Pl S Unit 1613 Seattle 98104 WAIH0054 05/02/2019 05/02/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined Real Solutions Organization 23632 Hwy 99 Suite F 451 Edmonds 98026 WAIH0055 05/03/2019 05/03/2020
Grower  Yakima Chief Ranches LLC 530 Snyder Rd Granger 98932 WAIH0037 05/09/2019 05/09/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined Forest Concepts LLC 3320 West Valley HWY N Suite D110 Auburn  98001 WAIH0040 04/18/2019 04/18/2020
Grower Kastle Farms  911 State Route 505 Toledo 98591 WAIH0042 05/07/2019 05/07/2020
Grower Raineer Properties 981 State Route 505 Toledo 98591 WAIH0043 05/07/2019 05/07/2020
Grower GMP Orchards LLC 57998 N Whan Rd Brenton City 99320 WAIH0044 05/08/2019 05/08/2020
Grower Precision Seed Production 
3510 Dodson Rd N Ephrata 98823 WAIH0057 05/09/2019 05/09/2020
Grower Gordon Dairy Inc 5166 US Highway 12 Elma 98541 WAIH0062 05/07/2019 05/07/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Paris88 LLC 5010 57th Ave S Seattle 98118 WAIH0063 05/09/2019 05/09/2020
Grower Wautoma Marine LLC 15597 SW Rd T.5 Beverly 99321 WAIH0065 05/08/2019 05/08/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined D.D. Farms LLC 10721 Yakima Valley HWY Zillah 98953 WAIH0068 05/08/2019 05/08/2020
Grower Abundant Farms LLC 11520 W Charles Rd Nine Mile Falls 99026 WAIH0061 05/13/2019 05/13/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined G 6 LLC  6000 Handford Rd SR 241 Sunnyside  98944 WAIH0052 05/13/2019 05/13/2020
Processor/Marketer Alchemi Bio Labs 1220 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE Bellevue 98008 WAIH0071 05/15/2019 05/15/2020
Grower Eddie Farms 42436 N Griffin Rd. Grandview 98930 WAIH0058 05/15/2019 05/15/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Olsen Brothers Ranches Inc. 46002 N District Line Rd. Prosser 99350 WAIH0064 05/15/2019 05/15/2020
Grower Fewel Farms LLC 64302 W Coats Rd. Prosser 99350 WAIH0072 05/15/2019 05/15/2020
Grower Rhizosphere, LLC 1255 31st St Port Townsend 98368 WAIH0076 05/20/2019 05/20/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined VHC LLC 2004 Roza Drive Ste 102 Zillah 98953 WAIH0067 05/20/2019 05/20/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Cannaboy’s CBD 2185 Isacs Ave Walla Walla 99362 WAIH0033 05/20/2019 05/20/2020
Grower Just Chillen Farms LLC 2000 Roza Dr Ste 102 Zillah 98953 WAIH0066 05/20/2019 05/20/2020
Grower Brain Blank Farms 1431 Warner Rd Oakesdale 99158 WAIH0048 05/20/2019 05/20/2020
Grower Dorothy's Farm 22600 E Euclid Otis Orchards 99207 WAIH0074 05/23/2019 05/23/2020
Grower Washington State University  404 W Clark St Pasco 99301 WAIH0092 05/23/2019 05/23/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined Inaba Produce Farms, Inc 8351 McDonald Rd Wapato 98951 WAIH0080 05/23/2019 05/23/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined Terry Taylor 2327 Road "A" Northwest Mansfield 98830 WAIH0077 05/28/2019 05/28/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined CBD Fulfillment, LLC 750 S 32nd St Washougal 98671 WAIH0036 05/28/2019 05/28/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined Magic Beans Hemp, LLC 5 Indian Springs Rd, lot 2 Tonasket 98855 WAIH0082 05/28/2019 05/28/2020
Grower Inland Hemp Farms LLP 7502 Endicott Rd Endicott 99125 WAIH0081 05/29/2019 05/29/2020
Grower Washington Acres, LLC  705 Omache Dr Ste E139 Omak 98841-9763 WAIH0093 05/31/2019 05/31/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined NW BLOOM 21323 NE 156th St Woodinville 98077 WAIH0083 05/29/2019 05/29/2020
Grower Selkirk Ag, LLC 50805 N McDonald Rd Prosser 99350 WAIH0084 05/31/2019 05/31/2020
Grower Greyback Distributing Inc. 4772 S Harrah Rd Harrah 98933 WAIH0086 05/29/2019 05/29/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined  Lazarus Naturals  1115 NW 51st St Seattle 98107 WAIH0087 05/31/2019 05/31/2020
Grower MM Hay Services LLC 34407 S 2138 PR SE Kennewick 99337 WAIH0099 05/30/2019 05/30/2020
Processor/Marketer Combined  Biosmart Research, Inc 18324 Cook Rd SE Unit 1 Yelm 98597 WAIH0105 06/05/2019 06/05/2020
Grower Rainier View CBD LLC 11312 248th St E Graham 98338 WAIH0104 06/05/2019 06/05/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Pacific Norris West LLC 14314 22nd Ave NE Seattle  98125 WAIH0079 06/05/2019 06/05/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  New West Genetics, Inc. 1105 Mission Rd Walla Walla 99362 WAIH0098 06/05/2019 06/05/2020
Grower KMP Gardens LLC 245 A. Francher Rd. Tonasket 98855 WAIH0091 06/05/2019 06/05/2019
Grower Baumgarden Farms  2327 Road "A" Northwest Mansfield 98830 WAIH0078 06/04/2019 06/04/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Holland Lake Farms LLC 870 Moses Coulee Rd Watererville 98858 WAIH0089 06/04/2019 06/05/2020
Grower/Processor/Marketer Combined  Olympic Orchards, Inc 4490 Washout Rd Sunnyside 98901 WAIH0034 06/04/2019 06/04/2020
Grower Hempworks LLC 1345 W Herman Rd Othello 99344 WAIH0059 05/29/2019 05/29/2020
Grower Dutch Blooms LLC 3900 Bay Rd Ferndale 98248 WAIH0097 06/03/2019 06/03/2020
Grower Willow Wind FArms  382722 Angels Landing Rd N Ford 99013 WAIH0070 05/29/2019 05/29/2020

 




Per RCW 15.120.050(7) [external link], all records, data, and information filed in support of a license application are exempt from public disclosure.
For further information regarding licensees, email the program at hemp@agr.wa.gov.

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