Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hemp Apps Now Available

Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 


The Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Act (Senate Bill 2725) was signed into law on June 29, 2020. This act legalized the cultivation of hemp under a state plan to be created and implemented by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Although the act allowed for a state hemp cultivation program, the necessary funding to implement the state program was not appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature.
 

“I appreciate the Mississippi Legislature providing farmers with access to a new agricultural commodity.  However, the economic stress of COVID-19 made it difficult for the Legislature to find a way to fund the program.  As a result, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce cannot implement a state hemp program.  Should the Legislature decide to fund a hemp program, MDAC will request to be the licensing agency,” said Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson.

Gipson continued, “However, I have been in constant communication with the USDA as we prepared to implement a hemp program for Mississippi. In late June, I notified the USDA that the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Act had passed, but without funding for the program. I requested the USDA accept applications and issue hemp grower licenses for Mississippians under the USDA plan. The USDA has agreed to this plan, and Mississippians can from August 1 through October 31 submit applications for a hemp license from the USDA under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.”

Guidance for producers wanting to obtain a USDA hemp production license can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp/information-producers. Applicants must provide a copy of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history report. An applicant will not receive a USDA hemp production license if the applicant has been convicted of a felony related to a controlled substance in the last 10 years. 

Due to remote work conditions in Washington, D.C., the USDA strongly encourages all applications be sent electronically to farmbill.hemp@usda.gov for expedited processing. Alternatively, completed applications can be mailed with a copy of the FBI criminal history report to USDA/AMS/Specialty Crops Program, Hemp Branch, 470 L’Enfant Plaza S.W., Post Office Box 23192, Washington D.C. 20026.

All requirements and information related to the USDA Domestic Hemp Production Program may be viewed at https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp.  If you have questions, please email farmbill.hemp@usda.gov or call 202-720-2491. 


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Before you know it they will be smoking reefers on their stoops while drinking 40s.

Glory B. said...

Man, I gotta go down to Soso and fix my old tractor and plow up the back 40 get'er ready to plant. My cuticles are dialated jus thinkin' about it! Know what I mean?!

Anonymous said...

@ 8:13 WTH is a reefer?

Anonymous said...

Really? The state needs rules to tell hekp farmers how to grow hemp and how much hemp can be grown? How much bureaucracy does this add to the state government?

Anonymous said...

Don't know where you have been but poor people smoking weed on the porch has been a Jackson fixture for the last 50 years.

Bill Dees said...

What 9:05 AM said.

Anonymous said...

Marijuana and hemp are not the same. Similiar, but so are oranges and lemons that both come from the citrus genus.

Anonymous said...

Where do the working class and well-to-do smoke their pot? Or do they only leave that to the poor folks?

Anonymous said...

...."Sittin here on this sack of seeds".....
Jim Stafford – Wildwood Weed

Anonymous said...

"Hemp Czar" in a howdy doody cowboy hat? How is he going to live this down in Sunday School?...

Anonymous said...

Most don't notice or care,you can do it wherever you please as long as you respect those that don't. Legalized taxed weed is the way to go. How many of you don't know someone who indulges?

Anonymous said...

Due to remote work conditions in Washington, D.C., the USDA strongly encourages all applications be sent electronically to farmbill.hemp@usda.gov for expedited processing.


This is basically a google search of who all has pot in their possession for the government. I bet if you fill it out, you get looked at before a decision is made. Arrests will probably follow.

Anonymous said...


MS 50th and we like it that way What a joke!


Anonymous said...

Can’t wait to see how many Non-farmers get into the Hemp growing business and go belly up. Need more popcorn for this one. LOL

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the hemp they passed the bill allowing is not the hemp that gives you Reefer Madness. You must grow that variety of hemp in your basement, or way back on the back 40.

Also would be a bad idea to share information on your endeavor with others.

Anonymous said...

"Hemp Madness," coming to a theater near you.

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