The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve program applications.
A program update will also be provided.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2019, starting at 2pm.
This will be an in-person meeting in the Jim Graham Building Sales Arena at the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC.
With meeting questions, contact Beth Farrell at 919.707.3014.
The NC General Assembly passed Senate Bill 313 in 2015, allowing the creation of the Industrial Hemp Commission to develop the rules and licensing structure necessary to stay within federal laws. The Industrial Hemp Commission adopted temporary rules in February 2017, setting up the application requirements and process.
NC hemp growing is still under the Pilot Project, and farmers may apply to grow as long as they meet the requirements. Requirements include designation/filing with the IRS as a farmer.
See more on the Pilot Project at www.ncagr.gov/hemp, which includes a link to the Application and Application FAQs.
Source: NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services