New Federal Guidelines for Hemp Production

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. November 06 2019

USDA released a set of proposed regulations to guide states and growers on hemp production as part of the new U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The new regulations took effect on October 31, and will be open for public comment through December. Congress legalized hemp production in the 2018 Farm Bill, yet confusion remained among states on how to regulate it. Now there is a clear path forward and a minimum proposed standard for states to adopt.

States and tribal agencies will need to submit a hemp production plan for approval by USDA. It must meet the minimum guidelines fo...

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