As the department works to develop and implement a program for regulating industrial hemp in Oregon, it is our goal that this program provide assurance of compliance to state laws, continued good health, safety and welfare to Oregon’s citizens, while providing yet another opportunity for Oregon agriculture to grow.
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. Find more information from USDA on their Hemp Production Program webpage.
ODA Director Alexis Taylor’s letter to USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.
Letter of intent regarding submission of state hemp plan
Register before growing or handling
All registrations expire on December 31 of the calendar year and are not pro-rated at any time during the calendar year.
You must have a copy of your registration number before growing or handling industrial hemp. Industrial hemp registration applications submitted with complete and accurate information can take as long as four weeks to process. Applications containing incomplete or inaccurate information can take longer.
Additional registration is needed for those wishing to produce or handle agricultural hemp seed. The agricultural hemp seed production registration must accompany either a grower or handler registration and is an option on both applications to include.
Industrial hemp registration change request form
Use this form to revise information that was initially reported on your industrial hemp registration. Change request form
Production information: Insects and mites associated with hemp
Info from Colorado State University on all of the “bugs” (insects, spiders, mites, etc.) that might be found in a hemp field. Hemp insects identification website
Laboratories and testing
ORELAP (Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratories who are licensed with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) can conduct pre-harvest testing of industrial hemp.
Laws and rules
Industrial hemp email list