The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an online listening session to hear public input about “a new program to regulate hemp production.” The agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host the webinar on March 13, 2019, with registration required by March 11 to speak during the session.

“The Secretary of Agriculture and the respective USDA agencies, including AMS, are working to implement the provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill as expeditiously as possible to meet the needs of producers and other stakeholders,” the announcement states. “To allow for public input and ensure transparency, it is important to hear from stakeholders regarding their priorities, concerns, and requests.”

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