hemp farming

The Domestic Hemp Production Regulation Timeline To Date

February 7, 2014: The 2014 farm bill was signed into law by President Obama. December 20, 2018: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) directed USDA to issue regulations and guidance to implement a program for the commercial production of hemp in the United States. The authority for hemp production provided in the 2014 Farm Bill [...]

USDA Easing Rules on Hemp ‘Hot’ Crops

The government now allows farmers to destroy “hot” hemp fields themselves, rather than having to hire a contractor to do it, and has expanded the number of laboratories that can test industrial hemp for THC levels. Though hemp has reached legal status in many states, these issues have been sore points in the USDA’s rules [...]

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