USDA Releases Proposed Hemp Regulations For Public Comment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has completed developing rules for hemp manufacturing and will soon be accepting state regulatory plans for the crop, according to a draft document obtained by Marijuana Moment on Tuesday. The document is expected to be publicly released later in the day and an interim final rule on hemp will be formally published in the Federal Register later this week. States and tribes will then be allowed to submit their plans to USDA for approval, and any jurisdictions that do not send plans will be fall under the department’s general guidelines for producing the crop, which was federally legalized under the 2014 Farm Bill. The regulations cover the requirements for where hemp can be grown, THC testing standards, the disposal process for crops that don’t meet federal standards and licensing protocol. This development comes days after the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finalized its review of USDA’s interim final rule. A public comment period will be opened following the official publication of the rules. Once the rules are finalized, hemp farmers will be eligible for a series of federal agriculture programs, including crop insurance. Previously, USDA said farmers could only gain coverage…
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