The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Arkansas State Plant Board is conducting an Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program as authorized by 7 U.S.C. § 5940 (also known as Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill).
Industrial Hemp in Arkansas
Arkansas is one of several dozen states that have enacted some type of law allowing or promoting the production of industrial hemp. The regulations regarding growth, use and transport of industrial hemp are very specific.
The Arkansas State Plant Board is the only entity that may provide licenses for the production of industrial hemp.
Kentucky has the following publication that maybe a good place to start looking at the details of growing industrial hemp. An Introduction to Industrial Hemp and Hemp Agronomy
On April 29, 2019, Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, gave a webinar parsing the legalities of industrial hemp at the federal and state level. A recording of the webinar is below.
Click here for a transcript of this webinar.
This page has FAQs about the USDA Hemp Production Program and has been updated since passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
The primary aim of this compilation is to provide the researcher with a way to recognize and distinguish specific provisions have been included in the statutory language among various states