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Growing Hemp in Mississippi
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As legislation currently stands, growing hemp for industrial or agricultural purposes is still prohibited by state law in Mississippi even though the Farm Bill legalizes hemp production on a federal level. This issue is quite controversial as marijuana has been decriminalized in the state and growing the plant in small amounts for personal use is the same as possession and therefore legal. However, moves are being made to have hemp reclassified and then made legal for growing. While farmers may miss out on this year’s growing season, there is hope that the reclassification and the bill will be passed before the 2020 season begins.
The Department of Agriculture and Commerce are in the process of setting the rules and regulations that will govern the growing of hemp for industrial purposes. These regulations will include licensing for hemp growers, fees for licensing, record keeping requirements, inspections and seed retention. Imposing civil penalties and revocation of licenses for violations of regulations also need to be implemented. Once a regulation plan has been put in place, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will need to authorize the plan and provide a licence to the state to legalize hemp growing. At the moment, the only definitive federal regulation is that hemp should not contain more than 0.3% THC.
While Mississippi may not seem to have the ideal climatic conditions to grow hemp, it is in fact the best of the Southern states in which to do so. Hemp plants are highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil conditions although loose soil is best. While hemp prefers a warm climate high humidity can cause issues like mold or fungus and challenges when drying out the plants. Seasonal rainfall of 10-12 inches is optimal and high rainfall in Mississippi may also present challenges. Farmers will need to employ means to keep hemp plants cool and dry for optimal results.