2018 Farm Bill
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.

USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

(2/6/2020) The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers' crops from natural disasters.

Hemp 'goes hot' due to genetics, not growing conditions

(2/4/2020) Cornell University researchers have determined that a hemp plant's tendency to become too high in THC is determined by genetics, not as a stress response to growing conditions, contrary to popular belief.

USDA provides list of DEA registered Hemp Analytical Laboratories

Any laboratory testing hemp for THC concentration under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to handle controlled substances.

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