The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting applications for registration to grow and handle industrial hemp for the 2016 growing season. Registrations (used to be called a license or permit) are issued on an annual basis rather than the previous 3-year term. ODA has issued a temporary administrative rule to modify the registration following changes to Oregon’s industrial hemp law made by the 2016 legislature.
In addition to registrations for growing and handling industrial hemp, a registration is needed for those wishing to produce or handle agricultural hemp seed.
Growers and handlers who are already licensed will receive a complimentary registration for the remainder of the term of their license. The cost of the annual registration is $500 for grower, $500 for handler and $25 for agricultural hemp seed production registration. Collected fees are used to administer ODA’s Industrial Hemp Program.
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