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Industrial Hemp in New York State

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.

Planting the Seeds for the Industrial Hemp Industry

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Grower Requirements
File Reports and Amendment Forms
Submit a Report

All industrial hemp growers authorized under the New York State Industrial hemp Pilot Program must submit certain reports. Check out the document below to learn about what information is required and when it is due.

File an Amendment Form

Existing research partners need to file an amendment form for Department approval when changing their scope of work.

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