Federal pesticide regulators are reviewing goods for use on hemp, a significant step toward generating the newly legal crop a national commodity.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday asked for public comment on 10 pesticide applications it has received.
The EPA “is taking the subsequent step toward registering crop-protection tools for hemp in time for use in the course of the 2020 application and developing seasons,” administrator Andrew Wheeler in an agency announcement.
Wheeler mentioned the EPA hopes the “transparent and public process” will bring enhanced regulatory clarity to hemp farmers in time for subsequent developing season, which the sector has been asking for considering the fact that the 2018 Farm Bill passed.
Comments will be due 30 days following the facts is officially posted on the federal register. Suggestions for preparing and submitting comments are available right here.
The agency mentioned it plans to overview applications for pesticide use on hemp as it would for any other crop.
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