Hemp Offtake Agreements

Hemp Offtake Agreements: Connecting Hemp Growers with Buyers By: Rachael Z. Ardanuy, Esq. (Lee Enterprises Consulting) The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, authorized the production of hemp pursuant to USDA and state regulation, and guarantees that hemp can be moved in interstate and international commerce. …

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Industrial Hemp

Industrial Hemp Production, Cultivation, and Management, by: Susan P. Rupp, PhD (Lee Enterprises Consulting) The production of industrial hemp, grown for fiber, seed, and cannabidiol (CBD), has surged in recent years.  More recently, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) authorized the production of hemp and removed hemp and hemp seeds from the…

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Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs Under the 2018 Farm Bill

Hemp Eligibility for USDA Programs?  Hemp is an eligible renewable biomass feedstock for USDA rural development programs including Section 9003 (innovative new technologies), REAP (energy production- biofuels, electricity production) and B&I (commercially proven processes/technologies).  Normally under the rural development programs, agriculture production is not an eligible purpose. Agriculture production can be considered an eligible purpose…

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