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Newsletter – January 24, 2024

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Newsletter – January 24, 2024

USDA Sends Thousands Of Surveys To Hemp Farmers To Understand Industry Growth And Challenges

By Kyle Jager, Marijuana Moment 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending out thousands of surveys to hemp farmers across the country to better understand the state of the industry as part of its annual data collection initiative.

USDA launched its first annual survey in 2021, and it updated the questionnaire last year before distributing it to farmers and releasing a report with findings that showed significant declines in the value and production of the crop in 2022.

As in past rounds, the department’s latest survey that was distributed on Monday asks questions about plans for outdoor hemp production, acreage for operations, primary and secondary uses for the crop and what kinds of prices producers are able to bring in. The questionnaire lists preparations such as smokable hemp, grain for human consumption, fiber and seeds as areas USDA is interested in learning more about.

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