Hemp Industry Daily report

Federal agriculture officials plan to collect hemp acreage and production data from thousands of U.S. farmers in the coming months.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a notice in the Federal Register late last month, requesting permission to gather data about hemp production from the White House.

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Though the type of data USDA is after is not yet clear, the agency said it expects approximately 20,000 responses from hemp producers, based on a list of hemp producers being developed by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

According to the notice, the data will be collected under the authority of the Domestic Hemp Production Program, run by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

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USDA wants new hemp production data from farmers