Industrial Hemp Regulation under the 2018 Farm Bill


The 2018 Farm Bill authorized USDA to promulgate regulations allowing for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the United States. In most instances, the state in which you grow the crop will regulate the industry; however those plans must be approved by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service before producers can begin growing hemp under the new farm bill.  This webinar will look at the new regulations and potential hurdles that will need to be addressed in order for the successful growth of this new crop.  The legal status of CBD and more common issues such as crop insurance will be discussed during the webinar.



This webinar was recorded on September 18, 2019.  To listen to a recording of the webinar, please click here.


Rusty Rumley is a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center.  He was born and raised on a family farm in Cogar, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in AgriBusiness and earned his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma. After law school, Rusty earned his LL.M in Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas.  He is licensed to practice law in the states of Oklahoma and Michigan.  Rusty has published law review articles discussing the future application of special use valuation for inherited farmland, “right to farm” statutes, and the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes by private organizations. He has also written on landowner liability, agritourism, food labeling, local food production, business organizations, crop insurance, estate planning, leasing, and other land use topics in his work at the Center. Further, Rusty presents around the country to producer, consumer, extension, industry and legal groups on an array of topics. His primary areas of interest are in estate planning, taxation, business organizations, landowner liability, leasing and agritourism.

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