The USDA is expected to release final rules on hemp production
in coming weeks aimed at allowing producers to plant hemp for the 2020 crop year.
Several states are preparing draft hemp regulations for public comment and submission to USDA for approval.
For instance, Missouri has released draft hemp regulations
for public comment beginning Nov. 1 and will provide an application on Dec. 2 for producers to apply for registration permits once USDA has approved state regulations.