In a stick to up to interim guidance formally issued by the organization, the United States Division of Agriculture (USDA) has released a recorded webinar delivering an overview of its newly established U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Plan.
According to the department’s accompanying statement, the webinar “discusses the variations in between hemp-associated provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the 2018 Farm Bill, and delivers specifics of the specifications integrated in the interim final rule published on Oct. 31, 2019.”
Overview of the U.S. Domestic #Hemp Production Plan: https://t.co/aBd55NRqwP
Almost everything you want to know about hemp-associated provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill (v.s. 2014 Farm Bill) and specifications for participating in the Plan. pic.twitter.com/bnWoDbKLcj — USDA Ag Mktg Service (@USDA_AMS) November 5, 2019
Final week, a separate hemp regulations video intended to “analyze the USDA’s interim final rule” and clarify “the significance of these guidelines and the crucial perform ahead for the industry” was published by law firm Vicente Sederberg LLP and Eric Steenstra from the Vote Hemp advocacy organization.
According to the law firm’s post, the video addresses 3 important concerns: “1) What you want to know for your enterprise to stay compliant two) What you want to know to position your enterprise for results and three) How to engage with the USDA to address regions of improvement to the interim final rule, which is powerful October 1, 2019 by way of November 1, 2021.”
“While these guidelines are not ideal, they are undoubtedly progress and an crucial milestone for the hemp market,” Vicente Sederberg’s post continued. “We appear forward to hearing your issues and prospective options as we continue to analyze these guidelines and their sensible implications.”