Oregon reverts to pilot program

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture has withdrawn the updated state hemp plan it submitted to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this summer. That means the state will continue regulating hemp farmers under the 2014 hemp pilot program. The state said the move will allow it to ensure compliance with USDA rules. The U.S. government passed a waiver earlier this year that allows states to continue to operate under earlier rules that were part of the 2014 Farm Bill that established the first pilot program for industrial hemp in the USA. States now have until September 2021 to work out their programs with the USDA under the 2018 Farm Bill.

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