The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has extended the licensure deadline for hemp farms from April 9 to May 28.
The department received multiple requests from hemp farmers over the last few weeks to extend the deadline. Many existing and prospective hemp farmers expressed that they are still experiencing delays in obtaining the necessary land and seeds to plant this spring, ODA told Hemp Grower in an email.
After considering farmers' concerns, the ODA decided to extend the deadline.
Any prospective licensee can download a guide to submit a new application here.