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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. 

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) is analyzing the document to: 

  • determine what changes if any, need to be made to its current hemp program, and
  • submit a state plan as required by the USDA.

ODA established a statewide hemp program in 2015, which is considered a hemp pilot program under the 2014 Farm Bill. ODA requires hemp growers and handlers to register. So far this year, there are more than 63,000 acres of hemp registered statewide. 

Register before growing or handling hemp

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. 

Grower registration and resources

As of January 1, 2020, rules for pre-harvest testing have changed from delta9-THC to total THC. Testing rules are included in OAR 603-048-0600​. ​

Hemp growers registration application (2020)

Use this application to apply for 2020 growers registration along with grow site registration. Registration application for hemp growers and grow sites along with instructional packet

Hemp registration change request form

Use this form to revise information that was initially reported on your hemp registration. Change request form

Hemp requirements for naming harvest and process lots

Hemp harvest and process lot naming protocol (Exhibit C)

Hemp sample request for growers

Use this form to request an official sampling from the ODA or an accredited laboratory. Pre-harvest sampling and testing 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

Handler registration

Hemp handlers registration application (2020)

Use this application to apply to be a hemp handler for 2020. Registration application for handling hemp, along with a L.U.C.S. (Land Use Compatibility Statement) and instructional packet.

Hemp requirements for naming harvest and process lots

Hemp harvest and process lot naming protocol (Exhibit C)

Hemp seed registration

Hemp seed registration application (2020)

Use this application to submit a 2020 hemp seed registration. Registration application for hemp seed production with instructional packet.

Laboratories and testing

Control Study Notification Form

ODA Control Study Notification Form

Hemp pre-harvest testing: Sampling protocol & process

All sampling must be performed by personnel employed by a laboratory or ODA. Pre-harvest hemp sampling protocol (Exhibit A)
Pre-harvest hemp on-site sampling form
Pre-harvest hemp sampling and testing request form

Hemp pre-harvest: THC report

This form is for laboratory use for reporting total Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in pre-harvest tests of hemp. Hemp pre-harvest THC report

Hemp Testing Protocol (Exhibit B)

Hemp testing protocol (Exhibit B)

ORELAP accredited laboratories

ORELAP (Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratories who are licensed with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) can conduct pre-harvest testing of hemp. Full list of ORELAP accredited labs

Post-harvest hemp testing notification form

Post-harvest testing notification form

Post-harvest hemp testing requirements

Oregon Hemp post-harvest testing requirements. Post-harvest hemp testing requirements

Test results notification form for hemp

Hemp test results notification form

Laws and rules

Oregon Administrative Rules 603-048: Industrial Hemp

OAR 603-048: Industrial Hemp

Oregon Revised Statue Chapter 571

ORS 571.300 to 571.348

Testing rules for hemp

There is a reporting requirement for failed tests on consumable commodities or products by a laboratory. Testing rules are based on requirements provided by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). OAR 333-007 Marijuana Labeling, Concentration Limits, and Testing
OAR 333-064 Accreditation of Laboratories

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Register to receive email correspondence regarding industrial hemp industry implementation and regulation.











Hemp Program
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4652

Gary McAninch
Program Manager
Hemp Program

Request contact list

Email your public records request for grower and handler contact information.

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