​​​​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.

Proposed rulemaking and public comments

ODA is taking public comments on proposed rulemaking

Watch the question and answer webinar regarding the proposed rules. 

Virtual hearing for public comment:

​All other comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm on November 6, 2020.​

Submit comments to:

  • ​Amy Bingham, Rules Coordinator
    635 Capitol Street NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301​​


Oregon State Hemp Plan

This is a large document and may take a moment to load. State Hemp Plan

Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 571

Agricultural hemp seed labeling and certification ORS 571.302 to 571.348

Oregon Administrative Rules 603-048: Industrial Hemp

OAR 603-048: Industrial Hemp

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

2018 Farm Bill: Subtitle G—Hemp Production

2018 Farm Bill




Hemp Program
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4652
Fax: 503-986-4786

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