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The USDA Approves Nebraska’s Hemp Program

The State Will Start Accepting License Applications on February 2nd

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Nebraska’s State Hemp Plan. The plan, which was submitted by Nebraska in late December provides Nebraska’s regulatory program for the growing, testing, and processing of hemp in the state.

Nebraska’s plan provides for 270 cultivator licenses, 30 processor or handler licenses, and 15 broker licenses.

The plan also provides for up to a total of 400 Nebraska hemp cultivation sites. The fee for registering a cultivation site ranges from $400 to $600 per site. Processor and Handler registration fees are between $800 to $1200 per site.

Last year, under the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp was grown at ten cultivation sites in the state.

It’s clear that Nebraska’s having submitted its state hemp plan to the USDA by the end of last year, and the agency’s approval of the plan, will enable farmers in the state to take advantage of this spring’s planting season.

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.

Some of these services and programs are provided in conjunction with Phyto Intel LLC and Growth Advisory Group LLC.

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 who are 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.

The nextt Hemp Boot Camp will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 1, 2020, and in Des Moines, Iowa on February 29, 2020.

A complete schedule of upcoming Hemp Boot Camps is available at


Jeffrey Friedland, CEO

FC Global Strategies LLC

Tel. +1 303 478 4887



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