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USDA Announces New Hemp Production Program

J. Froelich
A partially harvested mature hemp crop cultivated by Arkansas Hemp Genetics in rural Washington County.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released interim final hemp farming regulations. The U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, mandated under the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a regulatory framework for hemp production for states, including Arkansas.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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