USDA Guidance Clears Hemp Cultivation Seeds For Import To USA

The guidance comes on the heels of the recently enacted U.S. Farm Bill

American hemp stakeholders on Friday received clarification from the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that they can legally import hemp sowing seeds.

The guidance comes on the heels of the recently enacted U.S. Farm Bill that specifically removed any Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) authority regarding seed imports. U.S. stakeholders previously required hemp seed import permits from the DEA.

U.S. producers and seed exporters requested assistance from USDA as demand for hemp cultivation seed is soaring in the USA, with supplies from abroad pent up awaiting clear rules.

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