– Cannabis/Marijuana Industry News

We can’t find an archived version of the webinar yet but here’s the page where the dept outlined what the webinar was about


Hemp Industry Daily reports

More than 2,100 people watched the webinar, the second one held by the USDA about hemp, including state agriculture commissioners, industry attorneys and advocates, hemp farmers, bankers, insurance professionals and various ancillary business owners.

Among the most common requests for the USDA from the hemp industry:Several Native American tribes were also represented. They asked the USDA to make immediate provisions for tribal participation in the 2019 planting season.

  • Expedient creation of the rules so that states and tribes can develop production and enforcement plans for the 2020 season, because once these rules are released, states will still need time to implement changes.
  • Immediate rules to allow for interstate commerce of hemp, instead of waiting until the hemp-growing rules are final.
  • Uniform THC post-harvest testing. Hemp entrepreneurs asked that hemp shipments be sealed and not retested to preserve the integrity of the initial tests and protect farmers.
  • USDA acknowledgement that plant stressors can cause THC levels to increase.
  • Common standards for THC testing labs to ensure that testing practices don’t vary by lab or by state.
  • An end to restrictions on seed imports in time for the 2019 hemp planting season, which is just around the corner.
  • Common national hemp-production license fees.
  • Development of best production practices and funding for crop consultants and other resources to successfully launch hemp as a viable agricultural industry.
  • Crop insurance and access to other federal financial resources for the 2019 growing season.
  • Cooperation between the USDA and other federal agencies agencies to clarify the rules and the roles for each agency under the 2018 Farm Bill.

Read their full report at 

10 things the hemp industry wants most from the USDA

Marijuana Moment’s report is the best we’ve seen if you’re looking for some detail


USDA Receives Hemp Legalization Feedback From States And Stakeholders



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