Hemp Pilot Program Extension Benefits Colorado Industrial Hemp Producers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2020
Contact:  Mary Peck, 720-428-0441, mary.peck@state.co.us

 

Broomfield, Colo. - The recent passage of a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through December 11th contained a provision to extend the industrial hemp pilot program authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill. As a result, the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Program, and the state’s industrial hemp producers, will continue operations under current rules until September 30, 2021. 

A positive step for Colorado’s hemp industry, the extension will allow Colorado to continue to represent the state’s hemp industry and collaborate with USDA to determine a workable path forward that will strengthen the industry and provide regulatory structure based on flexibility and practicality.

Contact Brian Koontz, Industrial Hemp Program Manager, at 303-869-9082 with questions or for more information.

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