Senate Appropriators Ask USDA To Remove Business ‘Roadblocks’ In Hemp Production Rule
Senate committee “is concerned” USDA's interim final rule “creates roadblocks for farmers” by imposing short timeframes for testing harvested hemp for levels of THC in crops and requiring testing only by DEA-registered labs.
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