IABRN — Farmers across have been anxiously waiting for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release its framework rules for regulating the production of hemp. Yesterday, USDA unveiled its U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This means the rules are ready for the 2020 growing season.
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said the program will require all growers to be licensed and that testing will occur to make sure the hemp falls under certain guidelines. Producers will also have access to risk management tools just like any other crop producer.