Plant Industries

Serving the citizens of Arkansas and the agricultural and business communities by providing information and unbiased enforcement of laws and regulations set by the Arkansas State Plant Board

Proposed Rules

The Arkansas State Plant Board is proposing adoption of the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Production Rule.  Current industrial hemp rules will be repealed, and new rules will be adopted to provide for transitioning industrial hemp production in the state from research-only to a regulated agricultural industry.

Written comments can be mailed to: Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Attn: Caleb Allen, 1 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205, or submitted electronically at

Written comments will be accepted beginning March 12, until 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2022. Oral comments may be made in person at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR  72205 on April 14, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

The proposed rule may be viewed here.