USDA Seeks Comments on a Request for Information Collection on Domestic Hemp Production
On October 16, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service published a notice of a request for approval for an information and data collection pertaining to hemp production using a producer survey. The survey will request data on production location, acreage, production costs and practices, and types of hemp. The survey will also include questions about demographics, contracting, and marketing. The agency is seeking comments on whether this information collection is necessary, ways to enhance the utility and clarity of the information collected, ways to minimize the burden of collection, and other such topics. Written comments on the notice are due by December 15, 2020.