DES MOINES — The comment period is now open for people to weigh in on new hemp production rules in Iowa, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced.
People can visit the following site to read the proposed rules that will regulate the planting, growing and harvesting of commercial hemp in the state.
Comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 22.
Leaders said the State of Iowa submitted its proposal hemp production program to the USDA last month. The USDA has 60 days to review and provide feedback.
Officials said it’s not legal to grow, possess, buy or sell hemp in Iowa until the USDA approves the state plan,