Producers who want to develop hemp in 2020 but reside in a state that does not at the moment have a system can now apply for federal licenses.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture’s Agricultural Advertising Service 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 very first.
Federal licenses are not offered in states that have laws banning industrial expanding of hemp, such as Idaho, South Dakota, Mississippi and New Hampshire.
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 for USDA approval.
The USDA accepts license applications year-round. Licenses are superior for a single calendar year.
License applications can be submitted electronically by way of the USDA Domestic Hemp Production Plan internet site or sent by mail.
Copies of the license applications can be requested through e-mail at [email protected].
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