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2021

Whitmer signs bill to update Michigan's Industrial Hemp Growers Act (Released 3/24/21)

MDARD begins hemp sampling under new state plan (Released 1/20/21)

2020

USDA approves Michigan's industrial hemp state plan (Released 10/20/20)

MDARD issues final report for the state's inaugural industrial hemp ag pilot program (Released 6/10/20)

2019

MDARD Reminds Industrial Hemp Growers to Test Before Harvest (Released 9/24/19)

Emergency Rules for Testing Standards (Released 8/15/19)

Gina Alessandri appointed Industrial Hemp Program Director for the MI Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development (Released 6/26/19)

Governor Whitmer, MDARD launch state's industrial hemp ag pilot program for 2019 planting season (Released 4/18/19)

Michigan Offers Guidance on CBD and Industrial Hemp (Released 3/29/19)

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2021

#47: CDC Health Advisory on Delta-8 THC (9/15/21)

#46: Disposal and Remediation Options for Noncompliant Cannabis (9/10/21)

#45: Industrial hemp preharvest sampling process (8/20/21)

#44: Production and sale of Delta-8 THC will require licensing (8/11/21)

#43: MDARD Begins Industrial Hemp Grower Compliance Inspections (8/2/21)

#42: Attention registered industrial hemp growers! (7/15/21)

#41: Grower Recordkeeping (7/1/21)

#40: Take a Hemp Grower Survey (6/24/21)

#39: Grower Posting Requirement (6/22/21)

#38: MDARD reminds industrial hemp growers about Farm Service Agency crop acreage reporting requirement (6/17/21)

#37: Hemp in Food and Dairy Products (5/3/21)

#36: Midwestern Hemp Database and Cultivar Check Programs (4/8/21)

#35: Senate Bill 0186 (Public Act 4 of 2021) - Summary of Changes (3/25/21)

#34: Reminder: Submit your Hemp Grower and Processor-Handler Final Report for the 2020 Growing Season (2/1/21)

#33: USDA publishes final rules on hemp production (1/29/21) 

#32: Fresh from the field podcast: Industrial hemp with Gina Alessandri, Molly Mott, and Blain Becktold (1/22/21)

#31: Join MDARD at our virtual booth during the Midwest iHemp Expo (1/15/21)

#30: 2020 Hemp Grower and Processor-Handler Final Report Submission for the 2020 Growing Season (1/14/21)

2020

#29: MDARD announces new Hemp Program Specialist (12/16/20)

#28: MDARD's Procedures for Requesting Industrial Hemp Sample Collection (12/7/20)

#27: Requirements for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (aka Background Check) Requirements (11/18/20)

#26: USDA Re-opens Public Comment Period on the Hemp Production Interim Final Rule (9/8/20)

#25: Hemp drop off procedure (8/25/20)

#24: Hemp Program Contacts and Updates (6/18/20)

#23: MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development submits comments on USDA's Interim Final Rules on the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program (1/29/20)

2019

#22: USDA Announces Pilot Insurance Coverage for Hemp Growers (Posted 12/30/19)

#21: Public Comment Period Extended (Posted 12/23/19)

#20: Midwest iHemp Expo, January 10-11, 2020 (Posted 12/19/19)

#19: Industrial Hemp Final Report Reminder Due 12/30/19 (Posted 12/17/19)

#18: Industrial Hemp Frequently Asked Question (Posted 12/10/19)

#17: Final Report Submission (Posted 12/02/19)

#16: 2019 Ag Pilot Program Final Report Template to be distributed December 2, 2019 (Posted 11/26/19)

#15: USDA Final Interim Hemp Rules - Opportunity to Provide Comments (Posted 11/25/19)

#14: Final Industrial Hemp License Renewal Reminder (Posted 11/19/19)

#13: USDA Final Interim Rules available for public comment until Dec. 31 (Posted 11/06/19)

#12: License Renewal Reminder (Posted 11/01/19)

#11: USDA Final Interim Rule for Industrial Hemp Available for Public Comment (Posted 10/30/19)

#10: Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Needs Your Input (Survey) (Posted 10/17/19)

#9: State government offices will be operating as normal on October 1 (Posted 9/27/19)

#8: Hemp Testing Notice (Posted 9/26/19)

#7: Industrial Hemp Regulatory Reminder (Posted 9/19/19)

#6: Grower Registration and Processor-Handler License 2020 Renewal Info (Posted 8/21/19)

#5: MDARD Regulatory Reminders (Posted 7/12/19)

#4: Announcing Industrial Hemp Production 101 Webinar Series (Posted 7/3/19)

#3: MSU Extension Hemp Webinar on 6/24/2019 (Posted 6/19/19)

#2: MSU Extension Bulletin E3402 (Posted 6/12/19)

#1: Hemp Growing Site Modification Request Form (Posted 6/7/19)