The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved an additional two state and three tribal hemp regulatory plans on Thursday.
Washington State, Wyomingm the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Santee Sioux Nation each had their plans approved—the latest in a series of approvals USDA has made since hemp was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.
This raises the total number of approved plans to eight for states and 10 for tribes. Last month, USDA approved hemp regulatory proposals from Texas, Nebraska and Delaware. Those for Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio were the first the federal government signed off on in an earlier round of approvals.
“USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans from states and Indian tribes,” the department said in a notice about the latest actions.