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Highlights from the USDA listening session on federal hemp regulations

April 1, 2019
Photo of hemp crops

On March 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture held a listening session to solicit comments to aid in the drafting of rules that implement sections of the 2018 Farm Bill pertaining to industrial hemp cultivation. Topics included the regulatory timetable, federal agency cooperation, and more. READ MORE

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