USDA approves hemp plans for Washington State and Wyoming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved an additional two-state hemp regulatory plans Thursday.
Washington State and Wyoming had their plans approved.
The total number of states with approval is now eight.
“USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans from states and Indian tribes,” the department said in a notice about the latest actions.
While hemp is no longer a federally controlled substance, farmers who want to cultivate and sell the crop must live in a jurisdiction where the USDA has approved a proposed regulatory scheme.