The next five years will be a pivotal moment in Missouri’s agricultural industry as more and more farmers try their hand at growing CBD seed. Missouri is home to some incredibly fertile soil and has a warm, slightly humid climate that’s perfect for growing hemp, so farmers here are in a good position.
However, while growing industrial hemp is no more difficult than growing any other crop, it is different. Hemp cultivation requires farmers to stay abreast with industry laws and regulations. In particular, the rules and restrictions outlined in Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Program must be understood and followed closely.
If you are new to hemp farming or are simply curious about the prospects of growing CBD seed in Missouri, you will need to become extremely familiar with the state legislation. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the more important aspects of the Missouri hemp program.
Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Program was established prior to the release of the USDA Interim Rule. While it follows the regulations outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill, it does not meet all the requirements set in place by the USDA. However, the USDA has stated that state governments will have a one year time period to submit a new hemp program for approval. For this reason, Missouri’s current hemp laws will probably change in 2021. Until then, the state will continue to operate under the regulations already set in place.
If you want to start growing hemp on your farm in Missouri, you should probably review both state and federal legislation with the help of a legal expert. The current rules for growing CBD hemp seed and clones in Missouri are outlined in the state’s Industrial Hemp Program. Under this program, hemp farmers are required to:
Of course, this is by no means a complete list of the requirements that Missouri farmers need to follow. To be sure that you’re maintaining compliance, it’s important to review state laws regularly and stay up to date on industry changes.
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