USDA Approves Connecticut’s State Hemp Production Plan

Farmers interested in growing hemp in Connecticut this year can now apply for a license.

January 10, 2022

Connecticut’s state hemp production plan has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In a Jan. 5 press release, Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt announced the approval, noting that it allows the state to align its program with the USDA’s final rule.

“This offers the opportunity for continued growth and diversification necessary for farm sustainability, and we look forward to working with producers to administer the program,” Hurlburt said.

Grower applications for 2022 are now open, and individuals can apply here.

Additionally, a webinar will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 to discuss the state’s hemp program changes, the release states. For more information on the webinar, click here.