Iowa farmers may begin growing a new crop this year in their fields.
The U-S-D-A recently approved the state’s plan for hemp production and producers can now start applying for a hemp license.
Robin Pruisner is overseeing the plan for the state ag department and says a public hearing Wednesday is the final step.
OC……….more hiccup. :08
Pruisner says the U-S-D-A approved the plan pretty much as presented and that all the information to apply for a hemp license is online.
OC……….that is required” :22
She says farmers should really review the market before moving forward:
OC…….last year” :21
The public hearing is set for 9-10 a-m central time via teleconference.
You can participate by calling 866-685-1580 and entering code 0009990941#.
Detailed instructions on how to apply for a hemp license are available at iowaagriculture.gov/hemp.
This commercial hemp production program does not legalize the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for human consumption, extraction or processing in Iowa.
Radio Iowa/Photo from Iowa Hemp Industries Association