The Long-Awaited USDA Rules on Hemp Production Have Arrived
The United States Department of Agriculture unveiled rules today that will guide the booming domestic hemp industry, and likely accelerate the boom.
After President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law last December, legalizing hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD, the US Department of Agriculture promised to finalize federal regulations in time for farmers—and states—to plan for 2020. And today, the Department did just that, announcing the publication this week of an interim final rule that establishes the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.