NC Industrial Hemp Commission’s Next Public Meeting-by-Conference Call is July 27

Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org.
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association, ncindhemp.org.

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission is holding its next public meeting via telephone conference call. The public may “attend” via phone or computer on Tuesday, July 27, 2018, starting at 10am (Eastern/local time).

This meeting agenda includes review/approvals of pending industrial hemp grower applications.

Anyone interested in NC industrial hemp may join the meeting via the website go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp and Participants will be prompted to enter their name and email address to enter the meeting via the website.

Or, join by telephone at 1.669.900.6833 or 1.646.558.8656. Callers will be prompted for a unique participant ID for the call. Press # to access the call.

The June 26 meeting ID is 559-406-303.

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 Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services

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