Nebraska plans to issue 270 hemp growing licenses


The Nebraska Department of Agriculture officially submitted its state plan for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.

The plan, if approved, calls for 270 cultivator licenses, 30 processor-handler licenses and 15 brokers licenses, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

It also calls for 400 total cultivation sites.

The USDA has 60 days to review the state’s hemp plans and the plan, in its current form, would cost about $230,000 to implement.

Currently, Nebraska has just 10 licensed growers, one of which had to shred their crop in November because THC levels were too high.