Jan 15, 2020
Tennessee hemp firm celebrates organic certifications
Cumberland Extracts Inc. of Clarksville, Tenn. recently received USDA organic certifications for its farm, biomass and extraction facility.
Cumberland Extracts said in a released statement its team implemented conservation practices and stringent procedural methods to uphold and exceed USDA organic guidelines to obtain USDA Certification from farm to finished CBD product.
The brainchild of four local business owners. Cumberland Extracts, Inc. was founded in 2019 with the mission of heightening the standards of quality, traceability, and scientific testing in the booming industrial hemp and CBD markets.
The company said organic accreditation so far are rare in the hemp industry, but “Cumberland believes USDA Organic Certification in hemp growth, product transparency, tracking, and testing paves the way for more lab-verified and uniformly high-quality CBD oils in a rapidly growing industry.”
Locally-grown organic hemp is processed, distilled, and quality-tested at the company’s 9,000-square-foot state-of-the-art USDA organic-certified (USDAOC) facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, and then sold as CBD crude, isolate, and distillate to wholesale and product creators for use in their CBD lines.
“We have the public in mind with this effort to achieve USDAOC status across the board,” Vice President Bradley Ray said the release. “While large agencies look to create a regulatory framework to shape the broader hemp industry, our team is striving to apply more controls and regulations internally. These efforts can only move the CBD and industrial hemp markets forward into mainstream products and recognizable, established brands who require stable and consistent material.”