Information for Sampling Agents

USDA regulations require that all hemp produced under the USDA, State or Tribal hemp production plans be tested for THC concentration levels. Only USDA approved sampling agents may collect samples from USDA-licensed hemp producers. USDA licenses hemp producers in the states of Hawaii, New Hampshire, Mississippi, and for the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of Flathead Reservation, the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa, and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. USDA requires all hemp sampling agents to complete a formal training program. Once completed, sampling agents are assigned a sampling agent ID number and a certificate of approval valid for one calendar year. USDA will provide the contact information for all sampling agents qualified to sample hemp for USDA-licensed producers on this website. If you are interested in becoming a sampling agent, please send a request to farmbill.hemp@usda.gov.