Data Report | U.S. farmers planted 54,000 hemp acres worth $712 million in 2021

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Hemp Report, in 2021, U.S. farmers planted 54,200 acres of hemp valued at $712 million, with a total harvested area of 33,500 acres.

Mosaic hemp production was worth $623 million last year, with farmers planting 16,000 acres at an average yield of 1,235 pounds per acre, for a total of 19.7 million pounds of mosaic hemp, the report said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates hemp production for fiber grown on 12,700 acres is 33.2 million pounds, with an average yield of 2,620 pounds per acre. The USDA estimates the fiber industry to be worth $41.4 million.

Hemp production for seed in 2021 is estimated at 1.86 million pounds, with 3,515 acres devoted to hemp seed. The USDA report estimates an average yield of 530 pounds per acre with a total value of $41.5 million.

Colorado leads the U.S. with 10,100 acres of hemp, but Montana harvests the most hemp and is the second-highest hemp acreage in the U.S. in 2021, the agency’s report shows. Texas and Oklahoma reached 2,800 acres each, with Texas harvesting 1,070 acres of hemp, while Oklahoma harvested just 275 acres.

The report noted that last year, 27 states operated under federal guidelines provided by the 2018 Farm Bill rather than enforcing state rules, while another 22 operated under state regulations permitted under the 2014 Farm Bill. All states that cultivated marijuana last year operated under the 2018 policy, except Idaho, which had no regulated marijuana program last year, but state officials began issuing licenses last month.

Post time: Feb-25-2022