The EPA is taking the next steps toward registering crop protection
tools for hemp for use during the 2020 growing season. The agency has received 10 pesticide
applications to expand their use on hemp.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says this is process should help bring
hemp farmers and researchers increased regulatory clarity in time for the next
Kentucky Representative James Comer says getting these
approvals prior to the next growing season provides significant help to
The 30-day public comment period is now open and once the comments are received, the EPA anticipates making any final decisions before the end of 2019.
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