Advocacy Comments on USDA’s Reopened Comment Period for Interim Final Rule to Establish a Domestic Hemp Production Program

The Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) of the U.S. Small Business Administration submitted comments on October 8, 2020 in response to the reopening of the public comment period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) interim final rule titled: “Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program.”[1] Advocacy is concerned about the potential effects the rule will have on small businesses if it is finalized without modifications. Advocacy urges the agency to reconsider certain requirements of the rule, and to consider regulatory alternatives outlined below, and by several states and small entities.

Comment Letter

Fact Sheet

[1] Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program, 84 Fed. Reg. 58522 (October 31, 2019).