In 2020, Forest Grove Farms started on a tree farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Forest Grove Farms is an active permit holder under Pennsylvania’s USDA-approved Hemp Program, which is authorized by the the Controlled Plants and Noxious Weeds Act of 2017. Our goal is to maintain compliance with local, state, and federal government agencies as this industry continues to evolve.
2018 U.S. Farm Bill
On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill into law, which allowed for the commercial production of hemp outside of research programs in the United States.
Legitimized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (also known as the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill), Pennsylvania passed the Industrial Hemp Research Act of 2016 for research purposes. 2017 was the first year Pennsylvania grew hemp legally since its prohibition.
The hemp industry in the United States experienced almost 80 years of prohibition as federal policies essentially banned the production of industrial hemp during the war on drugs, tightened by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Designed to levy a tax so punitive, the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was passed as the U.S. Government’s answer to state-initiated cannabis prohibition.
About Buckingham & Bucks County
With many streams and rich soil, Buckingham has yielded bountiful harvests for over 300 years. Agriculture has been Buckingham’s principal industry since its founding, and the Township still retains a strong farm community.
In 1681, William Penn asks King Charles II of England for a tract of unexplored wilderness in the New World in lieu of the 16,000 pounds he owes the Penn Estate. Penn becomes the sole proprietor of the largest piece of land ever owned by a British Citizen. The territory become known as Pennsylvania, meaning “Penn’s Woods,” though Penn had originally preferred the name “New Wales.”
In November 1682, Penn divides his land into three original counties: Bucks, Philadelphia and Chester. Bucks County received its name from Buckinghamshire, the county in England where Penn’s family seat was located.
On December 19, 1776, General Nathanael Greene, one of General George Washington’s most trusted senior officers, wrote a letter at Bogart’s Tavern, as the inn was then known. It ordered the collection of Durham boats in preparation for Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night, in advance of the Battle of Trenton, one of the most significant events in the American Revolution.
In 1881, the Pennsylvania Railroad is extended through Wrightstown, Buckingham, and Solebury Townships to New Hope on the Delaware River.
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We utilize organic, sustainable, and regenerative farming practices.
Operate within guidelines of USDA and PDA while consistently generating premium organic hemp through organic, sustainable, and regenerative farming practices.
Enabling the creation of CBD products abound while giving back to our local community.
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