Last week the USDA announced its decision to delay enforcement of several requirements of the interim final rules for the US help program, based on feedback it received during the public comment period that ended January 29, 2020.
The agency will delay enforcement of the requirement that all hemp testing labs be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and will also delay enforcement of the requirement that hemp producers use a DEA-registered reverse distributor or law enforcement to dispose of non-compliant crops.
On this week’s podcast, we talked to Erica Stark from the National Hemp Association to find out what the USDA’s delayed enforcement of the rules will mean for farmers and the industry as a whole. We also hear about the NHA’s recent partnership with New Holland Ag and the Hemporuium at Kutztown University on March 13.
National Hemp Association
Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council
Hemporium at Kutztown University, March 13, 2020
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