Hemp Cultivation in Woodstock NY | Upstate Aura


About the Farms

About The Farms

The 2018 Farm Bill significantly changed federal regulation of the growing of industrial hemp in the U.S. Foremost among those changes, industrial hemp was removed from the federal list of controlled substances. The pathway to grow industrial hemp in New York State is through participation in New York’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program, administered by the Department of Agriculture and Markets. Growers of industrial hemp in New York must have authorization as a Research Partner before they can undertake their project and those are the farms and farmers we support. Tucked beside the foothills of the Catskill mountains is a, USDA Certified Organic Farm where all our current hemp was grown. As we expand our product line, we promise to stay committed to being intimately involved with the growing  process, always sourcing from farms that follow a strict organic and cGMP certification process.


    • Hemp is a bio-accumulator, meaning that it readily absorbs heavy metals and/or pesticides, whether naturally occurring or a result of agricultural practices. This makes it difficult to find land suitable for growing hemp for cannabinoid production. Both our soil and crop bear no traces of heavy metals or pesticides, making our full spectrum oil safe for our customers.