How you dry your hemp determines the ultimate value of your quality crop.
Drying hemp post-harvest is the most critical step as it determines the ultimate quality of your valuable crop before shipping and receiving your tonnage of biomass at VHP.
If hemp is dried quickly, cleanly, and with minimal damage or loss of the product, it maximizes the quality and percentage of CBD and isolate production, which increases revenue to you, our farmers.
In contrast, hemp that is harvested too wet, or dried too slowly, or with inadequate ventilation, or gets dirty or contaminated by fungi or bacteria during harvest, or becomes spoiled during drying is unsalable and entirely unsuitable for processing.
All biomass received by VHP will undergo testing before ‘full acceptance’ so that VHP maintains the highest levels of consistency and isolate production. Purity is our #1 goal.
All farmers interested in entering the hemp industry must adequately plan and prepare their hemp drying facilities before harvesting and processing. Hemp drying equipment can help accelerate drying for large crop yields; however, this is not a service that VHP is currently offering.
After harvest, high CBD hemp must be dried to prevent deterioration and ensure maximum preservation of the valuable CBD and terpene content. All farmers contracted with VHP are required to dry their crops to 10% – 15% moisture content before shipping and receiving at VHP’s facilities.
Drying typically occurs inside large ventilated barns or specialized drying chambers or equipment, such as seed or tobacco drying units. It is essential that these drying facilities are of a suitable standard for the production of a food or medical product and not tainted with bacteria or other environmental contaminants.