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Hemp Resources & Additional Links

UofA Research & Extension—Industrial Hemp in Arkansas:  https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/industrial_hemp/ 

Hemp Industries Association: https://thehia.org/

USDA/AMS U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program websitehttps://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp

USDA/AMS Interim Final Rule on Hemp: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/31/2019-23749/establishment-of-a-domestic-hemp-production-program

USDA— Hemp & Farm Programs:  https://www.farmers.gov/manage/hemp 

Find your Local County FSA Office: https://www.farmers.gov/service-center-locator 

FSA Crop Acreage Reporting Information:  https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2019/crop-acreage-reporting-19.pdf 

DEA Interim Final Rule on Hemp:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/08/21/2020-17356/implementation-of-the-agriculture-improvement-act-of-2018

FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, including CBD: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/fda-regulation-cannabis-and-cannabis-derived-products-including-cannabidiol-cbd

AOSCA Hemp Variety Review Board: https://www.aosca.org/hemp/ 

Arkansas State Police Identification Bureau—ASP Criminal History Background Check:  https://www.ark.org/criminal/index.php?ac:show:contact=1 

Information for Hemp Testing Laboratories:  https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp/information-laboratories 

U.S. Hemp Roundtable: https://hempsupporter.com/

American Society of Agronomy:  https://www.agronomy.org/ 

Hemp History Week:  https://www.hemphistoryweek.com/