Industrial Hemp Program
The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program regulates the production and sales of viable industrial hemp in accordance with federal and state law. Viable industrial hemp is any industrial hemp that is living or capable of living, including but not limited to plants, clones, seedlings and seed.
The Program issues registrations and permits, and certifies samplers for Missouri's industrial hemp industry. A Producer Registration is for persons looking to produce viable industrial hemp. An Agricultural Hemp Propagule and Seed Permit is for persons looking to sell, distribute or offer for sale viable industrial hemp including but not limited to clones, seedlings and seed. An Industrial Hemp Sampler Certification is for persons looking to collect compliance samples for Registered Producers. The Program does not regulate non-viable industrial hemp, including publicly marketable products, and does not offer a processor, transporter or handler license. Questions about products for human consumption may be directed to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
- Missouri State Plan – Approved by USDA in Sept. 2020
- Missouri Industrial Hemp Statute: RSMo. 195.740 – 195.773
- Missouri Industrial Hemp Program Rules: 2 CSR 70-17.010-17.130
- Federal Final Rule - Published January 19, 2021
- Federal Interim Final Rule
- Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill)
- List of Approved Operations – Registrations and Permits
- List of Approved Certified Industrial Hemp Samplers