Chances are, if you’ve been farming for any considerable period of time, you’ll find that hemp is an easy crop to produce. Hemp plants are bushy by nature, which makes them strong and wind resistant. They’re also very hardy crops and will grow well in most types of soil, including the Natchez silt loam soil that’s so common here.
However, what’s not so easy is navigating the complex legal matters that apply to hemp farmers in Mississippi and the rest of the country. Mississippi is different than most states because it does not have a government sanctioned hemp program. You can still grow CBD seeds and clones legally here in Mississippi, but you will need to become licensed through the USDA.
In this article, we’ll discuss the process for applying.
In 2020, Mississippi passed a law that legalized industrial hemp production in the state. That means it’s officially legal, under both state and federal jurisdiction, to grow hemp seed anywhere within state borders. However, Mississippi does not have a pilot program or a permanent program for its hemp cultivators. Therefore, farmers must apply for license by submitting a request to the USDA.
Here are the steps you need to follow to obtain a license from the USDA to grow hemp seed in Mississippi:
If you fail to provide any of the required information or you have received a felony related to a controlled substance in the last 10 years, your application may be rejected. For more information, check out the FAQ on the USDA website.
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