Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

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Industrial hemp in Minnesota, photo by MDA

The Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program studies the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp. To better learn about hemp in Minnesota, pilot participants are required to provide reports to the MDA regarding seed varieties planted, agronomic findings, and any processing, distribution and sales of products. The pilot program has been administered by the MDA since 2016.