USDA Announces Second Open Public Comment Period on IFR!
September 4, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced the opening of the public comment period for the imminent final rulemaking on the USDA Interim Final Rules (IFR), implementing the 2018 Farm Bill. The public comment period will open on September 8, 2020.
Submission of evidence-based, solution-driven comments are essential to secure changes to the IFR and adoption of rational final rules.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is interested in input on all aspects of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, but is particularly interested in comments on the following:
Measurement of Uncertainty for Sampling
Liquid Chromatography Factor, 0.877
Disposal and Remediation of Non-Compliant Plants
15-day Harvest Window
Hemp seedlings, microgreens, and clones
Hemp breeding and research
Sampling Methodology – Flower vs. Whole Plant
Sampling Methodology – Homogenous Composition, Frequency, and Volume
DEA Laboratory Registration
The public comment period is only open for 30 days, until October 8.
Now is the time to get involved in understanding the rules and responding to them with solution-based suggestions. Read the rules here.
AgHS is available to help you with drafting and submission of your comments!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on engagement and the “Crossroads Campaign”!
Written comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov.
Comments may also be sent via email to email@example.com
OR sent by postal mail to USDA/AMS/Specialty Crops Program Hemp Branch, 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW, PO Box 23192, Washington DC 20026
Comments are due by 11:59pm ET (8:59pm PT)
October 8, 2020.
The future of the Domestic Hemp Industry depends on your support and our collective action NOW!