[Webinar] Protecting the Hemp Industry's Future
Jul 21, 2020
The 2020 legislative session is critically important to the hemp industry. The full implementation of the USDA Interim Final Rules (IFR) and end of 2014 Farm Bill programs are imminent, and if the IFR is implemented without amending problematic provisions, the hemp industry and its farmers risk losing many of the protections achieved over the past five years. As this window of opportunity for reform closes, time is running out for the hemp industry to demand reasonable regulation that ensures its success.
Watch to learn about efforts being made to align federal legislation and USDA rulemaking with the domestic hemp industry, and to learn more about:
- The biggest threats to the hemp industry in the USDA's IFR
- Strategies to amend the IFR and reform USDA final rulemaking to align USDA regulation with the intent of the Farm Bill
- Projected timelines for publication of the Final Rules
- Increasing the US legal standard for hemp to 1% THC and Vote Hemp's call-to-action for the hemp community
- Agricultural Hemp Solutions (AgHS) Campaign to Align Federal Legislation and USDA Rulemaking with the Domestic Hemp Industry
- How the AgHS lobbying initiative aims to bring the national industry together to ensure the Final Rules and future federal legislation set the hemp industry on a solid and science-based regulatory path forward
- Important opportunities for you to engage in reform
- Shawn Hauser, Partner, Hemp & Cannabinoids Department Chair, Vicente Sederberg LLP
- Courtney N. Moran, LL.M., Founding Principal, EARTH Law LLC; Chief Legislative Strategist, Agricultural Hemp Solutions, LLC
- Eric Steenstra, President, Vote Hemp
AgHS is an all-inclusive government relations firm leading the industry through passage and implementation of comprehensive hemp legislation. The firm advocates for laws and regulations that support and protect farmers and agribusinesses nationally.
Vote Hemp is a Washington, DC-based grassroots nonprofit organization working since 2000 to bring back hemp farming in the U.S. They are dedicated to a free market for hemp products and to changes in state and federal law to allow American farmers to grow the crop once again.