Vermont’s hemp production plan has been granted approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The state announced its USDA clearance Monday, meaning the 2022 growing season will be the first under 2018 Farm Bill rules, which include total THC testing for most hemp plants.
Vermont plans to allow hemp farmers with “hot” crops to avoid destroying them if they:
Dispose of flowers and leaves, retaining only stalks, or
Chip the entire plant into biomass for extraction or other commercial purposes.