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USDA approves NE hemp plan, grow-license applications to follow

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 17:23:17-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In December, Nebraska's Department of Agriculture submitted the state's plan for hemp production in support of the 2018 Farm Bill. On Tuesday, the NDA said the plan has been approved and they will soon be accepting applications to grow the once-banned plant.

The USDA's approval comes eight months after Nebraska's Unicameral approved Legislative Bill 657 in May of last year. The bill paved the way to hemp production in the state.

With 657's approval, a few producers were allowed to apply for applications last year.

According to the NDA's website, they will begin accepting 2020 applications beginning on Monday, February 3.