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By LuAnn Schindler

USDA approves Nebraska hemp plan


January 30, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture gave the okay to Nebraska Department of Agriculture's hemp plan, Tuesday.

Applications for licenses for the 2020 growing season will begin Monday, Feb. 3.

"Now that NDA has an approved state hemp plan in place, we can begin issuing licenses for the commercial cultivation processing, handling and brokering of industrial hemp in Nebraska," said NDA Director Steve Wellman.

According to the plan, officials will issue 270 licenses to hemp growers, 30 to processors and 15 to brokers.

LB 657, passed last May, was introduced by Sen. Justin Wayne, of Omaha...

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