Hemp Producers Deemed Ineligible for USDA Aid

Hemp Producers Deemed Ineligible for USDA Aid

There are recent developments in the swiftly unfolding $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) administered by the USDA.  From the beginning, there were questions of eligibility for hemp producers, particularly those that are continuing with the 2014 Pilot Program rules.  On Tuesday, the USDA stated that hemp was ineligible for CFAP funding, which provides up to $250,000 for each entity approved.  Furthermore, it specifically excluded hemp and tobacco from the reconsideration clause below:


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