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USDA Publishes Long-Awaited Interim Regulations Governing the Production of Legalized Hemp

 

November 4, 2019



Yesterday, the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim final rule setting forth the proposed rules and regulations regarding the production of hemp under the provisions of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, or the “2018 Farm Bill.” As mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill, the proposed regulations outline provisions for both the approval by the USDA of State or Indian Tribe proposed plans as well as the development of its own federal plan for the production of hemp in the absence of an applicable approved State or Tribal program.

While the draft rule is still subject to further comment, it provides the first official guidance from the USDA regarding the lawful production of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill. In general, each of the approved State, Indian Tribe or Federal Plans include requirements for documenting and reporting, such as:

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/usda-publishes-long-awaited-interim-regulations-governing-production-legalized-hemp

 

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