COLORADO: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has requested Colorado clarify and revise certain elements of its State Hemp Management Plan, submitted on June 18, 2020. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is currently reviewing USDA’s comments and questions and considering revisions as it continues to prioritize representing the needs of the state’s industrial hemp registrants and stakeholders.
COLORADO:The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking member nominations for its Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC). The HAC advises the Department and confers on all matters regarding the regulation of hemp.
Committee members assist the Commissioner of Agriculture and program staff in promulgating rules to carry out the Hemp Act, Title 35, Article 61, and provide advice and consultation to the Commissioner and program staff by reviewing rules, recommending new rules or changes to existing rules. Members also offer advice and consultation on the establishment of an inspection program to determine THC concentration in compliance with the USDA Interim Final Rule and approved Colorado State Hemp Plan.
HAC members meet quarterly and serve two to three year terms. Members may be nominated to serve two successive terms. The committee is comprised of 10 members and there are a number of current openings. Specifically, nominations are sought for the following positions:
- One member with experience in hemp regulation – to serve until July 31, 2021.
- One member who is a farmer from a cooperative – to serve until July 31, 2022.
- One member who is a commercial farmer – to serve until July 31, 2022.
- One member with experience in seed development and genetics – to serve until July 31, 2022.
- One representative from a research institution of higher education – to serve until July 31, 2022.
- One representative from the cannabinoid industry – to serve until July 31, 2021.
CDA welcomes nominations from those interested in serving from third party Hemp Associations. People from diverse constituencies and communities of color are encouraged to apply.
COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”