Please be advised, the Missouri Department of Agriculture (Department) is closing the Industrial Hemp Program effective December 31, 2022. Starting on January 1, 2023, persons interested in producing industrial hemp in Missouri must complete the licensing application through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Production Program. Information on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program is located at https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp.

The U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program will be conducting outreach events online and planned in-person events starting in late October. The Department will post the outreach event dates as they are available.

The decision to close the Department’s Industrial Hemp Program is based on declining registration and permit numbers, making the program funding unsustainable as required under statute. Producers will be able to pursue a USDA hemp licenses at no cost and reduce duplicative reporting of information to both the Department and USDA.

Questions about products for human consumption may be directed to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.


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