Cumberland Extracts, located in Clarksville, Tennessee, today announced that the company is officially certified as 100 percent organic by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The certification (USDAOC) extends to the Cumberland’s farm, biomass, and modern extraction facility.
To acquire USDA Certification from farm to finished product, Cumberland Extracts implemented conservation practices and strict procedural methods, adhering to and exceeding organic guidelines defined by the Department, a step that Cumberland says most CBD companies have yet to take.
According to Cumberland, the company’s business model and level of accreditation are virtually unheard of in the hemp industry.
“We have the public in mind with this effort to achieve USDAOC status across the board,” says Cumberland Vice President Bradley Ray. “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.”
Ray says that these efforts can move the CBD and industrial hemp markets forward into mainstream products and recognizable, established brands, which require stable and consistent material
Cumberland Extracts processes, distills, and quality-tests USDAOC hemp at its 9,000 square-foot facility in Clarksville before selling it as CBD isolate, distillate, or crude to wholesale and product manufacturers to use in their CBD lines.
The company believes that obtaining USDA Organic Certification in hemp growth, tracking, testing, and product transparency opens the door for more CBD oil products that are lab-verified and more-uniformly high in quality.