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The wait is over, and the first look at the USDA’s interim final hemp production rules are now available. The rules were published on Oct. 31 and public comment will be allowed for 60 days on the USDA website. These rules do not, however, grant anyone the right to begin planting hemp in Texas. There are still several more steps to the process to finalize Texas industrial hemp rules, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. USDA hemp rules prompt Texas action Tiffany Dowell Lash-met, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo, said a significant portion of the USDA rules tell states who ...

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