2022 Hemp Growers Now Required to Work With Farm Service Agency to Report Crops

11 January 2022
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January 11, 2021 | Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Hemp Program now operates under a USDA approved Hemp Production Plan.  As part of this new path for hemp cultivation, grower registrants are required to work with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and report planted hemp crops.  Working with FSA and reporting crop acreages is required regardless of scale of cultivation (one plant or 50 acres) or if an individual is growing hemp for personal use.   Vermont hemp grower registrants should report planted crops within 15 days of planting to FSA.  Reporting within 15 days of planting will help with FSA’s ability to respond in a timely manner.  However, all growers must report no later than July 15, 2022. 

Additionally, hemp production losses can be protected from weather perils under the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The closing date to obtain the quasi-crop insurance program is March 15, 2022.

To get more information about reporting crops or other USDA programs for hemp production, go to https://www.farmers.gov/your-business/row-crops/hemp

For help,  growers can also contact Julie Jacque, Julie.jacque@usda.gov or 802-689-3027. 


Stephanie Ann Smith, (she/her)

Cannabis Quality Control Policy Administrator | Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

802-661-8051 | Stephanie.smith@Vermont.gov

Hemp Program # 802-828-1732

AGR.Hemp@vermont.gov | Hemp Program

AGR.HempLabCertification@vermont.gov

Cannabis Quality Control Program

 

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