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NASS Begins Hemp Survey in MN

On Oct. 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began sending its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey to 569 Minnesota producers. 

The hemp survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production, and value of hemp in the United States. 

“The Hemp Acreage and Production Survey will provide critical data about the hemp industry to assist producers, regulatory agencies, state governments, processors, and other key industry entities,” said Dan Lofthus, NASS Minnesota State Statistician. 

Survey recipients are asked to respond securely online at agcounts.usda.gov, using the 12-digit survey code mailed with the survey, or to mail completed questionnaires back in the prepaid envelope provided, by Oct. 25. 

As defined in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), the term “hemp” means the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant such as the seeds, all derivatives, and extracts, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. 

The Domestic Hemp Production Program established in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) allows for the cultivation of hemp under certain conditions.



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