USDA Approves Hemp Production Plans For Massachusetts And 5 Native Tribes

USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the approval of hemp production plans under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for Massachusetts, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Pala Band of Mission Indians, bringing the total of approved plans to 42.

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:

DelawareBlackfeet Nation
FloridaCayuga Nation
GeorgiaColorado River Indian Tribes
IowaConfederated Tribes of Warm Springs
KansasFlandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
LouisianaFort Belknap Indian Community
MontanaIowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
NebraskaLa Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian Tribes
New JerseyOglala Sioux Tribe
OhioOtoe-Missouria Tribe
PennsylvaniaPrairie Band Potawatomi Nation
South CarolinaPueblo of Picuris Tribe
TexasSac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
WashingtonSanta Rosa Cahuilla Indian Tribe
West VirginiaSantee Sioux Nation
WyomingSeneca 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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