2018 Farm Bill
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.
(2/6/2020) The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers' crops from natural disasters.
(2/4/2020) Cornell University researchers have determined that a hemp plant's tendency to become too high in THC is determined by genetics, not as a stress response to growing conditions, contrary to popular belief.
Any laboratory testing hemp for THC concentration under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program must be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to handle controlled substances.
Presentations from the LSU AgCenter's Industrial Hemp Informational Meeting
(12/12/19) Industrial hemp is gaining interest as farmers explore the potential for increased profits from growing hemp varieties.
(Video 11/20/19) A new law in Louisiana is allowing the growing of industrial hemp. The LSU AgCenter held a meeting for those interested in producing hemp.
(11/15/19) About 500 people attended an LSU AgCenter meeting Nov. 13 to find out about the potential of growing industrial hemp as a cash crop.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture