Advocacy Submits Comments on USDA Interim Final Rule to Establish a Domestic Hemp Production Program
On Jan. 29, 2020, the Office of Advocacy submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) on its interim final rule to establish a domestic hemp production program in the U.S. Advocacy appreciates AMS’ swift action to establish a domestic hemp production program in the U.S. Advocacy is concerned, however, about the effects the interim final rule will have on small domestic hemp producers. Several of the provisions of the rule impose unnecessary burdens on small entities as written. Many of the sampling and testing requirements should be revisited and alternatives should be considered and analyzed to minimize the burden to small producers.
For more information, contact Assistant Chief Counsel Prianka Sharma at 202-205-6938.