Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a video providing an overview of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, which was established to create a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States - including in Indian Country. The video discusses the differences between hemp-related provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and the 2018 Farm Bill, and provides details of the requirements included in the interim final rule published last week.
Click the following link to watch the video: https://zoom.us/
The video contains important information about what should be included in tribal hemp production plans and clarifies that tribal governments, whose jurisdiction falls within a state that has prohibited hemp, can still engage in hemp production under a USDA-approved tribal plan without interference by the state.
Read NAFOA's analysis of the interim final rule: https://nafoa.org/