Gov. Reynolds indicators Iowa hemp bill into law

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Chris Disbro of Iowa Hemp Association with Governor Kim Reynolds at the signing of the Iowa hemp bill

Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that makes it possible for Iowa farmers to legally develop hemp. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming help final month.

The bill makes it possible for licensed Iowa farmers to develop the crop on up to 40 acres. 1st, nonetheless, the Iowa Division of Agriculture ought to create a strategy and submit it to the USDA for approval.

Due to the fact the 2018 Farm Bill loosened federal restrictions on hemp production, most states have either legalized hemp production or are licensing farmers to develop it it beneath a 2014 law that makes it possible for restricted industrial production and investigation plots.

Vote Hemp has sponsored legislation and supplied help for efforts to legalize the crop there. Particular thanks goes out to Chris Disbro of the Iowa Hemp Association and Meghan Malloy of Heartland Techniques for their tough function to see this legislation enacted.

The Iowa Division of Agriculture will probably start accepting applications in time for the 2020 expanding season.

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