USDA Approves Hemp Production Plan for Nez Perce Tribe

February 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the approval of a hemp production plan under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for the Nez Perce Tribe.

This plan was approved under the Interim Final Rule. The Final Rule, published January 19, 2021, is currently under review. The new administration is taking the opportunity to review new and pending regulatory actions to ensure programs are structured and resourced appropriately and to ensure programs are implemented to best serve their intended stakeholders.

In the interim, 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.

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 Oct. 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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