PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Hemp was ushered in as a federally legal agricultural crop under the groundbreaking 2018 Farm Bill.
But now, draft rules for growing the cannabis plant closely related to marijuana have farmers up in arms.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the public comment period on its draft regulations by a month after farmers, processors and officials in nearly every state raised concerns.
Whether and how the proposed rules are reworked will have a huge impact on next year’s planting season.
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