I wanted to make a post and see what people are paying / charging for toll processing on hemp in Oregon. One of my colleagues is thinking about moving his lab up there to toll process but wanted me to ask around. Were hearing numbers like 20-25 dollars per pound of biomass processed into isolate / distillate (I don’t believe this include T free)
I just contacted about 20 different labs last week and I’m getting these same numbers. I haven’t run across $20/25 per pound, but a lot of them are just working with splits and keeping a huge percentage of product. A couple of these guys are trying to get as high as 35/65 splits. When you called, did you talk to them about splits?
Farmers are getting raped out here. There’s just so much product right now the extractors have all the leverage. The big boys are doing 50/50 minimum with some as high as 35/65 (in their favor). I found a couple smaller ops that are doing 60/40 still, but they are few and far between.
This is true… Everybody jumped into hemp farming with both feet and didn’t budget (or even consider in some cases) how they were going to market their crop. I get that. And for all I know, the cost-effective extractors are the ones who never called back because they’re booked out for the next year. But what’s left is all the ripoff artists charging triple what they need to charge.
One thing we will be offering that no one else offers is conversions to other cannabinoids.
You want some delta 8? That’s easy.
Cbn? That’s possible too
We’re also going to be phasing out evaporation eventually and going to membranes which will allow us to crystallize cbd a instead of CBD getting you more for your money.
The membranes will also allow us to warm extract, keep the terpenes (because we dont evaporate to seperate out the solvent) and itll save us 80% on evaporation energy costs. We will be making the cheapest isolate/crude/ disty around because we will be using the most efficient equipment on the market.
Imagine a full spectrum hemp extract that has real hemp terpenes in it.
I’m trying to change the industry, not just Oregon
As a farmer I might be a bit biased, true
But it’s been a rough couple months with the bottom falling out over here. We just had our neighbor shoot himself because he was overextended and then his crop got black mold. Obviously that has nothing to do with extractors.