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Application deadline to grow or process hemp in Minnesota is quickly approaching

Mankato KEYC-TV logo Mankato KEYC-TV 3/4/2020 Alison Durheim
a close up of a plant: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture application is due by March 31. Last year, more than 500 people had a license to grow or process hemp and more than 7,000 acres of hemp was planted in Minnesota. © Alison Durheim The Minnesota Department of Agriculture application is due by March 31. Last year, more than 500 people had a license to grow or process hemp and more than 7,000 acres of hemp was planted in Minnesota.

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The application deadline to grow or process hemp in the state of Minnesota is quickly approaching.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture application is due by March 31. Last year, more than 500 people had a license to grow or process hemp and more than 7,000 acres of hemp was planted in Minnesota.

The USDA released interim rules last fall and Minnesota will continue under the existing pilot program.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s website for more information and to complete the application.

Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

Read our FAQ to learn more about the 2018 Farm Bill and its legalization of hemp. Sign up for email notifications about the MDA's Industrial Hemp Program. The Hemp Research Pilot Program studies the growth, cultivation, and marketing of hemp.

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