In April of 2020, the USDA officially approved the South Carolina Hemp Farming State Plan. While it was already legal under state law for farmers to cultivate hemp, the USDA sign-off provides farmers with added reassurance and security. But there are certain guidelines that must be met. The new State Plan is much stricter than the previous pilot program, but it’s worth the price to be USDA sanctioned. Here are some important highlights from the new program.
The South Carolina Hemp Farming State Plan outlines the rules and restrictions that farmers and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture must adhere to in order to cultivate hemp legally. This includes the processes for obtaining a license, permit requirements for farmers, processors, and handlers, sampling and testing protocol, plant disposal, record-keeping, and growing requirements.
The new hemp plan is similar to the state’s previously enacted pilot program. But there are some major changes. In general, it can be described as being much more detail-oriented and strict. Here are some of the key changes that farmers will need to look out for if they wish to grow CBD hemp seed in South Carolina:
Of course, these are just some of the many changes that will be brought about by the new hemp program. We recommend reading the legislation if you have not already before planting seeds.
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