The Testing Process
The Licensed Hemp Grower will contact the State Department of Agriculture or USDA, according to the licensed agreement, or may contact HATS through this website. ‘The grower will give notification that the hemp is ready for the pre-harvest sampling by completing the "Scheduling a Field Sample" form. Ideally, this notification would be earlier than 30 days before harvest, but HATS can accommodate later notification provided the sampling can still be completed within a 30-day period before harvest.
HATS will contact the grower to confirm location and number of samples and tests needed. Once the appointment has been made HATS will charge the growers credit card for the sampling and testing prior to the test date.
Please note: If there is a cancellation after payment has been made, there will be a $15 cancellation fee.
HATS will assign the field rep/sampler assigned for that area or county. The field rep will contact the grower to schedule a time to come and cut the samples. The grower should have a representative at the time of the sampling.*
The Field Representative will cut the appropriate samples and put it in a sealed package. The package will contain a QR Code that connects that specific sample with its origination.
The sample will be sent to a DEA certified laboratory the day of obtaining the sample. Results from laboratory will be sent via email 72 hours after the sample was collected plus USPS shipping time. The results will be made available to appropriate State Department of Agriculture or USDA, and the hemp licensee.
Samples will be tested for the following:
Additional tests can be offered for an additional fee. Please contact us for options and rates.
* In Tennessee and USDA States, Axios will take the field samples. The Field Representatives from Axios have been trained and contracted by AgWin HATS.