U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program
The 2018 Farm Bill (pdf) directed USDA to establish a national regulatory framework for hemp production in the United States. USDA established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program through an interim final rule. This rule outlines provisions for the USDA to approve plans submitted by States and Indian Tribes for the domestic production of hemp. It also establishes a Federal plan for producers in States or territories of Indian tribes that do not have their own USDA-approved plan.
NOTE: This document is a draft version of the interim final rule provided as a courtesy. The official publication of the interim final rule in the Federal Register may include changes from this version. The effective date of the interim final rule is, and the comment period will not begin until, the date of publication in the Federal Register.