We are no longer accepting applications at this time.
The application period for 2021 will begin around October 1, 2020.
- Information for first-time growers and processors.
- Information for returning growers and processors.
The Minnesota State Plan for commercial hemp regulation has recently been approved by USDA. Visit the USDA- AMS website to view the Draft of the Minnesota State Plan to be Accepted by USDA. Click here to read the USDA Approval letter and the USDA approval certificate.
Read our FAQ to learn more about the Hemp Program.
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The Hemp Research Pilot Program studies the growth, cultivation, and marketing of 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.
The MDA hosted three listening session around the state in November 2019 to gather input on Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program. You can access the presentations here: