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CDFA Opens Registration for Industrial Hemp Cultivation

by Peter Nell |

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced open registration for industrial hemp cultivation within the state. Industrial hemp cultivators must submit an application to their county agricultural commissioner to receive approval to grow industrial hemp.

Cultivators must submit the application form with an annual registration fee of $900 for each county they intend to cultivate industrial hemp in. 

Current California law requires registrants to obtain a laboratory test report indicating the THC content of their industrial hemp prior to harvest. CDFA is currently developing regulations pertaining to industrial hemp sampling and testing. Additionally, some California counties may have further restrictions on industrial hemp cultivation. 

CCOF members interested in cultivating industrial hemp should contact their Certification Service Specialist for more information.

For questions about CDFA’s Industrial Hemp program, contact the California Industrial Hemp Program.