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Oregon Dept of Ag Receives Approval to Regulate Hemp ProductionSalem-News.com
Hemp production throughout the U.S. must now comply with the 2018 federal Farm Bill.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) plan to regulate hemp production statewide. The approval allows the state through ODA to continue as the primary regulator of hemp production in Oregon.
ODA previously operated its Hemp Program using the authorities provided by Oregon Revised Statutes and the 2014 Farm Bill.
Beginning January 1, 2022, hemp production throughout the U.S. must comply with the 2018 federal Farm Bill’s hemp provisions and USDA’s Domestic Hemp Production Program regulations.
In addition, state departments of agriculture with USDA-approved plans, like ODA, must regulate hemp production in accordance with the 2018 federal Farm Bill’s hemp provisions and USDA’s Domestic Hemp Production Program regulations.
The new federal hemp regulations required some adjustments to ODA’s Hemp Program. Notable changes in response to the new federal rules include:
The changes above are in addition to the Oregon Legislatures changes to the State Laws regarding Hemp through House Bill 3000.
A key requirement remains the same, all Oregon hemp growers and handlers must first have their license approved before starting hemp production. Applications to grow hemp are on the ODA Hemp Growers webpage.
Additionally, find information about ODA’s Hemp Program, the approved state plan, and the newly adopted rules on the Hemp Laws and Rules webpage.
For all ODA Hemp Program updates please subscribe to the ODA Hemp listserv.
Source: Oregon Dept of Agriculture
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