The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve research pilot program applications. The meeting will take place by conference call, which the public may join, on Monday, January 30, 2019, at 2pm.
Access the conference call at go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp. If joining by phone, use one of these US toll numbers:
The meeting ID is 890-833-878. Participants will be prompted to enter their name and email address to join the meeting via the website, or prompted for a unique participant ID for the call. Press # to access the call.
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: Beth Farrell, NCDA&CS