Thanks to Steve Komar, Bill Bamka, and Scott Morgan for speaking about Hemp in NJ on a Friday night!

USDA published a final rule on January 15, 2021, that provides  regulations for the production of hemp in the United States and is effective on March 22, 2021. The final rule builds on the interim final rule published October 31, 2019, that established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The final rule incorporates modifications based on public comments and lessons learned during the 2020 growing season. https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp

USDA also shared a factsheet regarding Hemp this week.

On December 27, 2019, New Jersey was among the first three states to have its Industrial Hemp Program approved by the USDA. Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station has established a Hemp Working Group consisting of faculty with topic area expertise. Steve and Bill have worked tirelessly to share resources:

Rutgers working group

Industrial Hemp Production in New Jersey: Frequently Asked Questions

Scott’s Presentation

A video of tonight’s presentation will be available for registrants and members the day after the class.