Hemp and USDA
But now, The Department of Agriculture just published a final rule clarifying regulations for U.S. hemp production. Final hemp rules issued by the USDA should ease the regulatory burden on hemp farmers, according to the American Farm Bureau's Scott Bennett, who says the final rule will change sampling and testing requirements. “New alternative methods simply must have the potential to ensure that at a confidence level of 95 percent, the plant will not test above the acceptable THC level. The rule also modified the sampling timeline. The interim final rule gave a 15 day window to collect samples before harvest, that now sits at a 30 day window. “
The Farm Bureau says the final rule also changes regulations regarding negligence and disposal.