Editor's Note
USDA announced the approval of five more 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 has now approved plans for a total of eight states and 10 tribes. USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans from states and Indian tribes. In addition, 15 states have indicated they will continue to operate under the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill rather than submit a hemp production plan for 2020.
February 20, 2020
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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