Producers who want to develop hemp in 2020 but reside in a state that does not at present have a system can now apply for federal licenses.
The Agricultural Promoting Service of the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting license applications from producers whose states or tribes do not submit plans for approval.
The agency issued hemp guidelines in October but delayed acceptance of person applications till now to let time for states and tribal governments to submit their plans initial.
Federal licenses are not readily available in states that have laws banning industrial increasing of hemp, such as Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire and South Dakota.
Farmers in states or tribes with authorized hemp regulations are anticipated to enroll in these applications.
The USDA will not accept person license requests from farmers in these states or tribes that currently have submitted a state strategy or have a draft production strategy pending USDA approval.
The USDA accepts license applications year-round. Licenses are very good for one particular calendar year.
License applications can be submitted electronically via the USDA Domestic Hemp Production Plan site or sent by mail.
Copies of the license applications can be requested by way of e-mail at [email protected].
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