Federal Hemp Program
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Section 10113) directs the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue regulations and guidance to implement a program for the commercial production of industrial hemp in the United States.
Hemp rules released
October 29, 2019—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim rules for hemp production. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) studied the rules and submitted public comment.
ODA established a statewide hemp program in 2015, under the 2014 Farm Bill. ODA will continue to operate under this program for 2020.