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CBD Lab Results Decoded: How to Read a CBD Lab Report

When you decide to purchase a CBD product the number of choices is staggering! It’s especially easy to see this explosion of options in the online marketplaces for CBD offerings. This is great, as it gives consumers plenty of options…

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Grow Guide: Integrated Pest Management

One of the most widespread myths regarding hemp is that it is pest and disease resistant. Yes, hemp is quite hardy compared to other agronomics but that doesn’t mean its immune to pests. In fact, some of the pests that…

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Starting A Hemp Brand. Should You White vs Private Label? Learn the Difference

Starting Your Hemp Brand Business Likely right now you’ve got more time on your hands, counting COVID blessings 🙌🏾. I know we’ve been saying this a lot of late, but these are still unprecedented times. The Blue Forest Farms family…

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Growers Guide: Diseases and Pests to Look For When Growing Hemp

Hemp Farm Pest and Disease Management Since the passage of the farm bill, there has been a hemp boom In the United States, with farmers from all over the country purchasing wholesale hemp seeds, and cashing in on the crop…

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Hemp Growing and Farming To-Do List: Month 2

Hemp Farmer To Do List: Month 2 This month’s list may be shorter than last month’s, but is by no means easier. You may think the hard work is all done once you’ve gone through the work of: prepping your organic hemp farm…

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Organic Hemp Farm Irrigation Methods

Maintaining Your Organic Hemp Farm There are tons of articles and guides being published on how to properly start and maintain a hemp farm. We’ve published a few ourselves at Blue Forest Farms! The market for these kinds of things…

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How Much Can You Make Per Acre of Hemp?

Some of the most common questions on people’s minds when they look at the explosive growth of the hemp industry are: How profitable is hemp? Can hemp make me rich? How much can I make per acre of hemp? In…

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Hemp CBD Seeds: Harvest Checklist

Farmers of industrial hemp might be understandably eager to reap the rewards of their hard work during the growing season, but going straight to harvest is definitely ill-advised and could result in legal issues. Preharvest is one of the key…

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Healthy High Grade Hemp Grow Starts With Germination

Picture this: Your Blue Forest Farms seeds have just arrived in the mail. You eagerly rip open the package. It’s beautiful seeds galore! Immediately, images of hemp fields start to dance in your head. The scent of various terpenes waft…

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Farming Marketing 101

When you think “farmer,” the  image in your mind might be from childhood books and songs, “Old McDonald had a Farm,” – a person working in the field with a big straw hat and driving a tractor. That might still…

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Hemp Growing and Farming To-Do List: Month 1

Secure Your Hemp Genetics if You Haven’t Already…It’s Not Too Late! Blue Forest Farms utilizes advanced analysis and breeding technology to create high CBD strains that are optimized for a variety of growing climates. Our feminized hemp seeds exhibit high…

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Clone Problems: Understanding Hemp Clones and Avoiding the Pitfalls

More and more people across the country are getting excited about growing hemp. In response, retailers have begun offering all sorts of options to entice curious hobbyists and new farmers – things like auto flowering seeds and feminized clones.  Like…

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Planting Hemp: Field and Prep Process

Any successful farmer will tell you that doing your homework is essential for starting off on the right foot; planning happens before planting! If you’re one of the tons of new farmers interested in breaking into the hemp industry, it’s…

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Grow Guide Greenhouse Best Practices : The BFF Greenhouse Grow Guide

When most people imagine growing crops, hemp or otherwise, the image that most often comes to mind is of a big, wide, open field divided into neat rows of crops. For many drawn to growing hemp, that idyllic image is…

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Genetics 101: Heredity & DNA of Hemp and Humans

It’s all about genetics! Whether it be why your eyes are blue or why a hemp variety produces high levels of CBD, it all comes down to genetics. With genetic sequencing technology, scientists have been able to predict how plants are…

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Celebrating Juneteenth? Thank Texas

It’s Juneteenth and here at Blue Forest Farms, we are contemplating our history. While we celebrate in support of our Black company leadership, our Black partner farmers, and our friends and family, we also hold in mind our country’s complicated,…

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Blue Forest Farm Co-Founder Publishes Children Book All About Hemp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Bootstrap Publications Info@bootstrappublications.com www.bootstrappublications.com Photos can be made available and interviews can be arranged upon request. Blue Forest Farm Co-Founder Publishes Children Book All About Hemp Zach Dorsett, a co-founder of one of the largest organic hemp farms…

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Industry Insider: Jae Graham

At Blue Forest Farms, we believe in spreading the love. Each member of this amazing community has a story to tell and we think these stories deserve to be heard. This week, we’re sharing Jae Graham’s story.   Jae Graham is…

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Industry Insider: Michael Samaniego

At Blue Forest Farms, we know so much of what we do wouldn’t be possible without our partners, which is why we’ve decided to start sharing the love. Hemp has always been communal so why not spread the positivity it…

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Growing Hemp: Indoor vs Outdoor vs Greenhouse

When it comes to growing hemp, there really are a lot of options. Should you grow indoors? Outdoors? Do you need a greenhouse? Sometimes the decision is simple, and sometimes there seem to be multiple options to consider. Growing hemp…

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New USDA Grant Aids Farmers Impacted by Coronavirus

The global pandemic that has been impacting nearly every aspect of our lives for the past few months may finally be showing signs of slowing down, but for many farmers that isn’t enough. The economic strain and impact of this…

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 How the Hemp Community Can Help Fight for Equality

The world has been experiencing unprecedented perils due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and this week saw an explosion of protests against the police killings of two more Black citizens in the United States of America. While Blue Forest Farms…

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Hemp: Revitalizing Agriculture with Modern Farmers

Hemp: Revitalizing Agriculture with Modern Farmers At Blue Forest Farms we believe high grade hemp and CBD have the incredible ability to change people’s lives for the better. Sharing these benefits with the world is our driving force. It’s the…

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Genetics, Not Field Conditions, Makes Hemp ‘Go Hot’

Genetics, Not Field Conditions, Makes Hemp ‘Go Hot ’ By Krisy Gashler As the hemp industry grows, producers face the challenge of cultivating a crop that has received comparatively little scientific study, and that can become unusable – and illegal…

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Why Genetic Testing Matters?

Why Genetic Testing Matters For the hemp industry to continue to thrive and grow in the current landscape, it needs to be able to adapt and improve. The Farm Bill was the first major step in this process, but also…

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It’s Electric: The Overall Importance of a Healthy Root System

It’s Electric: The Overall Importance of a Healthy Root System Lying below the surface of the soil is a vascular entanglement responsible for maintaining the vitality of all living plants. All enzymatic processes begin and end with this essential plant…

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USDA Works to Protect the Art of Farming

USDA Works to Protect the Art of Hemp Farming The importance of farming is tied to the very history of humanity. An industry worth nearly a trillion dollars or 5% of the U.S. economy alone. it’s not only about the…

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Press Release – The Grow Must Go On: Blue Forest Farms Launches BFF CARES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Miriam Dorsett Phone: 305-857-5913 Email: m@blueforestfarms.com The Grow Must Go On:  Blue Forest Farms Launches BFF CARES (Boulder County, COLO. – April 29, 2020) Blue Forest Farms (BFF), one of the largest organic farms in Colorado…

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Project Hatch Interview- Providing High CBD Strains

How We Started Our Organically Grown, High-CBD Hemp Strains Farm The hemp industry really resonated with me [Trina]. The more organic, back to your roots lifestyle. We truly believe hemp changes every industry and has the power to heal the…

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The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System   The Science The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) is a biological system within the human body that involves communication between endocannabinoid neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors. The ECS is one way the body regulates itself using messages throughout…

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Beginners Guide to Hemp Farming

A 2 Minute Introduction to Hemp Farming   Thanks to the unbelievable growth the hemp industry has been enjoying these past few years (pun intended), it’s only natural that many people want to get in on this booming market. The…

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Letter to our Community on the Coronavirus

blue forest farms family Our founders respond to COVID: To Our Dear Community, During this unprecedented time in our world’s history, we know that many of you are experiencing rapid changes in your lives. The last few weeks have been…

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Everything You Need to Know About CBG

Everything You Need to Know About CBG If you haven’t heard of CBG, don’t feel bad as it’s relatively new to the hemp industry. While it has so far been overshadowed by the wide range and popularity of CBD products…

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Why blue forest farms for Hemp Breeding?

Why blue forest farms for Hemp Breeding? Our Goal for Hemp Breeding Standards Over the course of several years and extensive field trials, one of the main observations we have made is that the hemp industry’s breeding standards are inconsistent.…

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Our High CBD Hemp Seed Program

Our High CBD Hemp Seed Program Stretching across 235 sundrenched acres, Blue Forest Farms is one of the largest certified organic farms in Colorado. Although, we weren’t always this big. Starting at a modest 22 acres, we knew one thing…

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Hemp Seedlings & Clones

Take the Guesswork out of Farming with Hemp Seedlings and Clones When it comes to growing hemp from seed, let’s face it: there’s a lot of time and guesswork involved. Some seeds can take up to two weeks to sprout,…

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Why Terpenes Might Be the Future

Does the smell of citrus remind you of drinking your grandmother’s fresh lemonade in the summer? What about pine needles? Just like a photograph, a scent can tell a thousand words, or trigger memories and feelings. We can thank terpenes…

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Potential Benefits of CBD Hemp Oil

After decades of plant cultivation prohibition in the United States, the recent emergence of the hemp industry has enabled us to quickly learn a variety of ways to take better care of our planet, and to take better care of…

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CBDV (Cannabidivarin): The Next Big Cannabinoid You’ll Want to Know About

After years of restriction, the scientific community’s newfound ability to explore medicinal effects of various components of cannabis, like terpenes and phytocannabinoids, is bound to be one of the most impactful advancements of our time. A few years ago, we…

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Does CBD Get You High?

Will CBD get you high? The answer to this question is a resounding no. CBD oil doesn’t make you high. In fact, CBD oil is specifically produced to minimize what’s called the THC count (what makes a person high) all…

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4 Things to Know About Investing in Hemp

If you have been paying attention to various state elections recently, you have likely realized that industrial hemp has been able to generate a significant amount of legal attention. With each passing year, the hemp industry’s momentum towards legalization seems…

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About High CBD Hemp Flower

If you have been paying attention to the news over the past few years, then you have likely noticed that there have been a tremendous amount of changes in the cannabis industry. Though the industry itself was once entirely prohibited,…

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How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System

If you’re reading this article, then you’re obviously curious to find out how long the effects of CBD last. Or do you perhaps want to know how long it stays in your system? If so, for what purpose are you…

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What You Need to Know About Full Spectrum CBD Extracts

CBD extracts have become not only one of the fastest growing products in the hemp industry, but they have also become one of the fastest growing consumer goods in the United States as a whole. As legislation continues to become…

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Complete Guide to CO2 Hemp Extraction

Most recreational and medical users of cannabis prefer to inhale the cool and instantly rejuvenating vapor that’s infused with cannabinoids instead of harsh smoke.  If you’re someone who prefers a purer, cleaner, tastier, healthier, safer, and a truly high-quality hemp…

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Ethanol vs CO2 Extraction: Pros and Cons

Over the past decade, there has been an increased interest in the market for CBD extracts and other products derived from the (once illegal) cannabis plant. Though cannabis has been used by different civilizations for thousands of years, it wasn’t…

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What Does CBD Oil Feel Like?

Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis that actually gets you high and causes symptoms like red eyes, cottonmouth and sleepiness. But as the race to produce even more powerful strains of hemp is becoming…

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What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

So what exactly is CBD and what can it do? In this detailed guide, you’ll learn about CBD, also known as cannabidiol, which we believe is one of the most important and fascinating compounds of hemp. So read on to…

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Is CBD Legal? What You Need to Know

Is CBD Legal? What You Need to Know The demand for CBD is at an all-time high because it can be used as a natural treatment for many chronic conditions. With this demand, there has been an increase in the…

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How to Grow and Harvest Industrial Hemp

With each passing year, an increased number of individuals having been looking to enter the hemp industry. With friendlier laws, better developed seeds, and more opportunities than ever before, there is no surprise that the industry has experienced such a…

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What is Industrial Hemp?

Over the past few years, the hemp industry has been rapidly expanding throughout the State of Colorado and elsewhere across the country. With multiple waves of laws that are friendlier to hemp growers and an increased understanding of industrial hemp…

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What Does Hemp Extract Do?

Though hemp has been used as a domesticated crop for thousands of years, the past decade seems to have been experiencing an unprecedented level of industry growth. In fact, according to some recent estimates, the hemp industry is currently valued…

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What are CBD Gummies?

Over the past decade, the market for CBD derived goods has significantly increased. In fact, even just ten years ago, the notion of an ordinary person having access to various hemp-derived products once seemed outrageous. Fast forward to the status…

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What is the Difference between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?

Hemp oil and CBD oil have many similarities, yet these common phrases do not have identical meanings. This article will briefly explore the hemp extraction process, how hemp product manufacturers are able to isolate specific cannabinoids, and how consumers can…

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What is the Difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

When it comes to the cannabis plant, you have probably heard many different words used to describe it. People frequently use terms such as marijuana, hemp, and slang such as pot, weed, or grass interchangeably. But in reality, these terms…

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What is Fractional Distillation of Hemp and Why Does it Matter?

` Hemp is believed my many people to be one of the oldest domesticated crops in existence. What originally emerged as a crop that was used for its durable fibers and usefulness in fabrics eventually became something that humans are…

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Extracting CBD From Hemp – The Complete Guide

As time has gone on, the way in which hemp is processed has become increasingly more complex. The hemp industry—which is currently booming—has actively been seeking new ways to deliver its product. Designing the perfect hemp extract is a careful…

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CBD Extracts Guide: How to Choose the Right Cannabidiol Extract

Recent developments in the hemp industry have created an exciting new world of possibilities. Hemp related enterprises have become more possible—and profitable—than ever before. The potential for growth is alive and well. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a useful compound that naturally…

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Hemp Does Wonders For Your Skin. Try The Best Hemp Beauty Products.

Hemp is currently making its way into the skincare and cosmetics world and we could not be happier. Blue Forest Farms is more than just part of the growing industry. We believe that hemp can change the world in many…

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What Are Phytocannabinoids? And Why Do I Need Them?

The Complete Guide to Phytocannabinoids The hemp plant is perhaps one of the most interesting and complex plants ever known to humankind. Both its fiber and its flowers have a wide array of uses. As time goes on, we are…

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