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Nebraska Submits its Hemp Plan to the USDA for Approval

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has submitted its plan for the regulation of hemp growing in the state to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approval.

Quick approval by the USDA is envisioned as state hemp plans have recently been approved by the agency for Louisiana, Ohio, and New Jersey.

Nebraska’s hemp plan provides for its Department of Agriculture to be the primary regulator over the production of hemp in the state.

Nebraska’s plan provides for 270 cultivator licenses, 30 processor-handler licenses, and 15 broker licenses. It also will allow up to 400 cultivation sites.

Previously, Nebraska’s Department of Agriculture issued 10 licenses to growers for research purposes under the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill and a state bill signed into law last year. One of the growers was forced to destroy their crop in November because the plant’s THC levels exceeded the maximum allowable amount.

Nebraska has the potential of becoming a major hemp producer. Nebraska is a leading agriculture state based on output and ranks fourth nationally in total agricultural revenues. Only California, Texas, and Iowa outproduce Nebraska farmers. Based on revenue, Nebraska’s top agricultural products are cattle and calves, corn for grain, soybeans, hogs, and wheat.

About FC Global Strategies

FC Global Strategies (FC) provides strategic services and programs to early-stage and entrepreneurial growth-oriented companies and is focused on the cannabis, hemp, CBD, and renewable energy industries in the US and globally. (

These services and programs include:

  • Development, implementation, and review of growth strategies.

  • Identification of global opportunities, the structuring of cross-border transactions, and other strategic directions.

  • Development of programs to increase operational efficiencies and profitability.

  • Providing operational due diligence for institutional investors

  • Development and implementation of turn-around strategies

About Hemp Boot Camps

FC Global Strategies’ affiliate, FC Global Events, sponsors Hemp Boot Camps. These one-day events are held throughout the United States and are targeted to:

  • Farmers growing other crops who are interested in growing hemp.

  • Farmers currently growing hemp, who want the latest information and resources, especially regarding cultivars, the latest in cultivation techniques, and the market for hemp fiber, seeds, and CBD.

  • Entrepreneurs interested in starting a hemp or CBD business.

  • Investors interested in better understanding the hemp and CBD industries as investment opportunities.

  • Manufacturers or marketers of CBD products, or entrepreneurs interested in producing or marketing CBD products.

A Hemp Boot Camp will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 1, 2020.

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