USDA Finalizes Hemp Regulations

Feb 16, 2021

Earlier this year, the USDA finalized its rule for hemp farmers across the country that will go into effect in March. These new changes can impact  how farmers in Utah will grow their crop this year. 

Economist's Discuss The Risks With Growing Hemp

Feb 27, 2020

Industrialized hemp seemed to pop up out of nowhere back in 2018 and even still, the industry is referred to as the wild west.  As Utah is getting ready to go into its second growing season for hemp, its important to understand what risks farmers are taking when planting this crop. 

The United States Department of Agriculture has proposed new regulations for hemp farmers around the country. Currently there is a comment period going on until December 30 on the proposed regulations. And farmers throughout the country are speaking out on how these regulations could affect their operations.

Getting Into The Hemp Industry: Advice From A Farmer

Nov 30, 2019

Over the past few years, hemp has become an up-and-coming commodity in agriculture. Here in Utah, farmers are just starting to grow industrialized hemp. Industrial hemp is a cannabis plant with below .3% THC. Anything above this .3% threshold is considered to be a marijuana plant and would be destroyed.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is sending businesses a reminder to register their hemp products
Daily Utah Chronicle

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is sending out letters to businesses selling hemp products. The state is requiring product registration to help protect consumers and pay for oversight.


The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is considering a new rule that would allow some farmers to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. The rule was given initial approval on Tuesday by the state's Agricultural Advisory Board.