Agriculture officials in the U.S. state of Michigan will be on hand to answer questions about new state-run THC testing procedures this Friday during the Midwest iHemp Expo. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) recently completed its first industrial hemp sampling at a greenhouse in Kalamazoo under the state’s new hemp plan. The plan was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Before the state plan went into place, growers submitted their own hemp samples for testing. Now, MDARD inspectors must conduct the sampling. MDARD’s sampling procedures ensure hemp grown in Michigan is under the federally mandated THC level of 0.3%. Growers must complete a hemp pre-harvest form at least 20 days in advance of harvest in order to request an appointment for an MDARD inspector to collect the samples. MDARD staff will be presenting and answering questions during the Expo.
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