March 02, 2023
U.S. Hemp Authority® and GAP Connections Team To Provide Hemp Certification For Growers
We are excited to announce that the U.S. Hemp Authority®, the hemp industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices and self-regulation for hemp farmers, processors and brand owners, has now teamed up with GAP Connections to better serve and promote the interests of U.S. hemp growers. The two certification programs – which require participating growers to use good agricultural practices (GAP) – will now work in tandem to empower farmers.
Farmers who comply with the rigorous standards under the certification programs set by the two organizations will be able to signal to the marketplace that they utilize good agricultural practices. Under this agreement, GAPC will serve as the U.S. Hemp Authority’s certifying body for farmers, and growers that achieve compliance status will be able to boast the certification seal from both organizations. Recognizing the demand for a comprehensive and transparent tool to verify compliance with best practice implementation, this collaboration will increase transparency and foster an environment that promotes sustainability, safety, profitability, and competition.
The deadline to apply for certification this year is April 15th!
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If you are not a current GAPC Grower member you can get started today by visiting www.gapconnections.com. Upon the completion of the grower registration form you will be issued a Grower ID number and mailed a Grower ID card. GAPC Grower Membership is required for participation in any of GAPC’s Certification programs.
GAP Connections and The U.S. Hemp Authority ®, will be hosting a free educational webinar on the hemp certification process for growers on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM ET. You can register to attend live at the link here or above. The session will also be available online following the event.