First Look at National Hemp Production Regulations

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced publication of an Interim Final Rule establishing national hemp production regulations. The draft copy of the regulations can be found at


The official version of the rule will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 31 and will be effective immediately with a 60-day comment period ending Dec. 30.

According to the government agency, it also is issuing several new forms and guidance documents to accompany the rule, which are available on the AMS website.

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