Press Release: USDA Approves Five State, Tribal Hemp Production Plans

February 20, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the approval of five hemp production plans under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for the states of Washington and Wyoming and for the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Santee Sioux Nation.

USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans from states and Indian tribes. To review approved plans or check the status of a plan, visit the Status of State and Tribal Hemp Production Plans webpage.

State and tribal plans previously approved include:

States

Tribes

Delaware Colorado River Indian Tribes
Louisiana Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Nebraska Fort Belknap Indian Community
New Jersey Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Ohio La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian Tribes
Texas Santa Rosa Cahuilla Indian Tribe
  Yurok Tribe

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) directed USDA to develop a regulatory oversight program for hemp and include provisions for USDA to approve hemp production plans submitted by states and Indian tribes. Accordingly, on October 31, 2019, USDA issued an interim final rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program and the provisions for USDA to approve submitted plans. State and tribal plans provide details on practices and procedures that enable hemp producers in their jurisdictions to operate according to their individual plans and in compliance with federal laws.

For additional information about the program, visit the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program webpage.

For information or questions related to a specific plan, please contact the applicable state or tribe.

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