The North Carolina Cooperative Extension website for Industrial Hemp is now live!!! Check it out at: https://industrialhemp.ces.ncsu.edu/
And you can put in your application to grow industrial hemp now, too. Here is the press release:
|Sandy Stewart, director
NCDA&CS Research Stations Division
Applications being accepted for the Industrial
RALEIGH – Applications
are now being accepted for a pilot program to grow industrial hemp for
research in North Carolina. There is no deadline to apply for the
program, which is open to farmers who can show evidence of income from a
Hemp Research Pilot Program
“The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission has worked diligently
and quickly to establish temporary rules before the 2017 planting
season,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “There has been
considerable interest in this program, and we expect a good number of
farmers to apply for licenses.”
Under the rules, farmers will need to apply for a license,
which will allow the holder to plant, harvest and market the crop.
Licenses can be for one or three years. Applications will be reviewed
and approved or denied by the Industrial Hemp Commission.
Applicants will have to pay an annual fee, must provide
evidence of having income from a farming operation, must provide a
written statement of the research objective, and must provide access to
the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Plant
Industry Division and law enforcement for sampling in the field or in
Applicants can find more eligibility requirements online at www.ncagr.gov/hemp/Rules.
To obtain an application, go to www.ncagr.gov/hemp
and click on the application link, or contact Meghan Roche, seed and
fertilizer field supervisor, at 919-707-3735 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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