The USDA will be issuing hemp producer licenses for New York growers. License applications are being accepted currently for review, but will not be issued to producers until November 1, 2020. The hemp production license application and additional information, including a link to the required FBI criminal history report, can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp/licensed-producers.
For questions, please contact USDA by phone at (202) 720-2491 or email [email protected]. In addition, please watch this video about how to submit an application to the USDA hemp program.
New York State will continue to advocate for reasonable requirements related to the oversight of industrial hemp. Please see our letter to growers for further information.