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An Update for Industrial Hemp Cultivators

As per H.B. 385 Hemp and CBD Amendments, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) will no longer be responsible for regulating and licensing hemp producers in Utah. All interested producers will need to apply for and obtain a USDA license. The requirements for processing, product and retail licenses will not be changing. UDAF will be holding a webinar to explain this transition, the requirements of the USDA program and how to apply for a USDA license.

As per H.B. 385 Hemp and CBD Amendments, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) will no longer be responsible for regulating and licensing hemp producers in Utah. All interested producers will need to apply for and obtain a USDA license. The requirements for processing, product and retail licenses will not be changing. UDAF will be holding a webinar to explain this transition, the requirements of the USDA program and how to apply for a USDA license.

 

When: Tuesday March 29th 11:00 MDT to 12:00 MDT (1:00EST to 2:00EST)

Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting – A 20-minute PowerPoint presentation will be included, please have access to a computer or smart-phone if possible.

 

Below are some basic instructions to start the application process for a USDA license. This process is done online using our new Hemp e-Management Platform (HeMP).

There is no fee for the license, but there is an $18 charge for the FBI Identity Summary Check. The process for obtaining this background report is through the FBI and requires fingerprinting. https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks.

  • Create an eAuth account as a “Customer”. You may also view this eAuth sign up video for detailed registration instructions.
  • Verify your identity through eAuth. Once your eAuth account is created, verify your identity by logging in and choosing Verify My Identity. From here you can choose to either verify your identity online by answering a few identity-related questions or through your nearest USDA Service Center.
  • Once you have completed the eAuth process, you can log in at https://hemp.ams.usda.gov/ using your eAuth login information. There you will click “Sign-up” and create your HeMP account, complete the online application attach the results from the FBI report for all Key Participants and submit the application.

This webinar will be recorded and posted to our website for those  unable to join the call. Please email [email protected] or call (202) 720-2491 with any questions.