Wait for hemp production plans before you begin planting

The hemp research plot at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment Spindletop Research Farm was harvested Tuesday monring in Lexington, Ky.

The article is not a substitute for legal advice.

I recently contributed an article to American Agriculturalist magazine on changes to hemp restrictions in the 2018 Farm Bill and what needs to happen before farmers can grow the crop legally. American Agriculturalist recently published the article online.

Although the 2018 Farm Bill decriminalizes hemp, the law requires that growers produce the crop under a state’s hemp production plan or a hemp production plan developed by USDA in certain situations. Until a hemp production plan is approved by USDA, hemp remains illegal to grow outside of research programs. To learn more, click here.

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