USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans: South Carolina, West Virginia, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Seneca Nation of Indians, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

March 31, 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 South Carolina, West Virginia, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, bringing the total of approved plans to 31.

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

Otoe-Missouria Tribe


Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation


Pueblo of Picuris Tribe


Santa Rosa Cahuilla Indian Tribe


Santee Sioux Nation


Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe


Standing Rock Sioux 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 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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