USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans for Iowa, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

March 19, 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 the state of Iowa, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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:

States

Tribes

Delaware

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Georgia

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Louisiana

Fort Belknap Indian Community

Montana

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Nebraska

La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian Tribes

New Jersey

Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Ohio

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Pennsylvania

Pueblo of Picuris Tribe

Texas

Santa Rosa Cahuilla Indian Tribe

Washington

Santee Sioux Nation

Wyoming

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe

 

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 October 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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