USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans for Florida, Kansas, the Blackfeet Nation, the Cayuga Nation, Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

April 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the approval of hemp production plans under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for Florida, Kansas, the Blackfeet Nation, the Cayuga Nation and the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, bringing the total of approved plans to 36.

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:




Colorado River Indian Tribes


Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe


Fort Belknap Indian Community


Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska


La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian Tribes

New Jersey

Oglala Sioux Tribe


Otoe-Missouria Tribe


Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

South Carolina

Pueblo of Picuris Tribe


Santa Rosa Cahuilla Indian Tribe


Santee Sioux Nation

West Virginia

Seneca Nation of Indians


Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe


Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians


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 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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