DENVER, Oct. 3 (UPI) — A glut of CBD oil on the market, severe weather and a complex harvesting process will make this year’s first mass hemp crop in 80 years in the United States a disappointment for many farmers. As harvest season winds down and winter frosts threaten the northern United States, hemp is proving to be a complicated plant for farmers to harvest and process. Buyers for the crop are tapped out, which is driving prices down, industry observers say.
It is officially the start of the harvest period, and the new crop is starting to make its way to the market. The price of biomass through the course of September has traded in the range of $1.95 to $3.50 per percentage point of CBD content per pound (/point). The amount of transactions occurring in the market is slow as the early harvested product is entering the market, albeit a small percentage of the full crop, and many extractors are searching for tolling and revenue split deals rather than large spot purchases.
How to Capitalize on Emerging Trends in the Legal U.S. Hemp Market, led by PanXchange CEO Julie Lerner and PanXchange Director of Hemp Markets RJ Hopp. We hope you learned a bit more about how to watch this new industry develop and how to analyze trends that can benefit your business. If you were unable to attend or would like to re-watch the webinar, you can follow the link below to access the recorded version of the webinar.
Hemp bechmarks, indices, assessed prices, and reference prices: What are they and why do they matter?
The spot biomass market throughout August has been transacting in the range of $2.73 to $4.50 per percentage point of CBD content (/point) as supply from the 2018 crop year is sporadic and early season crops are being harvested. The trend of biomass selling near the lower end of the range has continued from July, as those who are holding product from the 2018 have incentive to sell before large quantities of product enter the market from the 2019 crop year. Instances of this trend have increased in the last few days, depicting the eagerness to move product and exit positions.
Trade wars have crushed US grain sales. Tobacco is in terminal decline. However, for farmers in Kentucky the future may lie in a crop of the past: hemp. The fibrous plant once prized for rope and sailcloth is poised for a second life as a source of cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance added to everything from hamburgers to dog treats, which enthusiasts claim has therapeutic qualities.
We often get asked, “What’s the price of CBD per pound?”
And the answer is: That depends on a lot!
The PanXchange Industrial Hemp trading platform is officially going live on August 1st!
PanXchange will be in attendance at the USA CBD Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center (August 2nd – August 4th). Not only is the CEO of PanXchange, Julie Lerner, moderating a panel, but PanXchange will be at booth #616 throughout the event. If you are attending the conference or local to the area, we encourage everyone to stop by!