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Campaign Goals & Progress

✅ Secure bipartisan support for the industrial hemp exemption framework

✅ Draft legislation creating an exemption for industrial hemp grain & fiber

✅ Introduce bipartisan- bicameral legislation: Industrial Hemp Act of 2023 (S. 980, H.R. 3755)

✅ Educate lawmakers about the need for exemptions and opportunities with grain & fiber

✅ Unite and mobilize advocates!

🔲 Pass the Industrial Hemp Act/Secure inclusion of the Industrial Hemp Act in the Farm Bill

🔲 Reduce barriers to entry for grain and fiber farmers

🔲 Facilitate robust development of domestic infrastructure

🔲 Increase acreage of grain and fiber grown in rotation with other crops 

🔲 Grow the value chain

🔲 Ease access to new markets


Current Policy

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Since 2014, every Agricultural Act, also known as the Farm Bill, has defined hemp and broadened how we may grow it,  initially for research purposes and now for commercial production. Finally, in 2018, the 45th President of the United States signed into law a new definition recognizing hemp as an agricultural commodity. However, this critical step towards legalizing hemp farming nationwide did not account for industry nuances when growing and processing diverse crops, particularly grain and fiber. 


The language that became law assigned authority to the USDA based on a limited and outdated belief. The idea is that because hemp is part of the Cannabis genus, regardless of its target production, it must be subject to THC testing. Although the intent behind this testing is valid in ensuring producers are not propagating a DEA-controlled substance, the overbearing perception and management of THC create unnecessary challenges for a historically profitable and productive crop. 


The current singular plan that manages three very different crops remains problematic. It puts a cost burden and red tape on farmers who require a more efficient process to succeed and increase acreage to meet demands for grain and fiber. Montana’s USDA-approved state Hemp Plan, follows performance-based sampling and remediation methods based on risk for higher levels of THC. Therefore, the idea that certain hemp varieties may be exempt from THC testing is not new, and it’s time to make this federal policy.

Why We Need An Industrial Hemp Exemption

Hemp has been growing, again, in the United States for the last seven (7) years. Pilot programs under the authority of the State Departments of Agriculture collected data about the varieties grown and have adhered to and strictly enforced THC testing protocols. It’s time we leverage that information to reduce the burden on hemp farmers who grow solely for grain and fiber. The end-use products that result from their production are already recognized and exempted from the Controlled Substances Act. So why should we continue to burden the farmers who grow these crops with background checks, costly sampling, and testing protocols? 

In summary, it's simple. Producers who choose to grow hemp for grain and/or fiber purposes are at very low, if any risk at all, of harvesting an illegal crop. Therefore, federal law should not mandate testing and instead enforce reasonable programs that require harvest designation and visual inspection of hemp fields, both of which are far less burdensome to the American farmer.


Industrial Hemp Act of 2023

Grain and Fiber Industrial Hemp- Exemption Framework 

 Creates a separation by definition and regulation of industrial hemp fiber and grain from cannabinoid or flower hemp. The bill language maintains the current 2018 Farm Bill regulatory framework for cannabinoid hemp production with the following new framework for industrial hemp production:

  • New statutory definition for industrial hemp for grain and fiber - creating a distinction fromcannabinoid hemp or dual/tri-purpose cannabinoid crops

  • Same 2018 Farm Bill licensing with added designation for only grain/fiber production & harvest (including GPS coordinates of land on which hemp is produced & FSA report)

  • Signed declaration that producer will only harvest grain/fiber and will not harvest or sell flower material or extract any resin from crop (note- full use of hemp seed/grain authorized)

  •  No background check required 

  • Required visual inspection (i.e. in person, video, aerial with drones, or unmanned aircraft) to confirm uniform crop production consistent with production designation on license 

  • No sampling or testing for uniform production consistent with production designation 

  • Additional exemptions for known producers using certified seed/varieties

  • If visual inspection reveals inconsistent crop production with designation, the Department may detain crop and require documented verification of production (i.e. seed/variety receipts, sales contract, planting report) and reserves State, Tribe, or Territory right to require harvest inspection  

  • If a producer fails the visual inspection, document verification, and harvest inspection, the State, Tribe, or Territory reserves the right to conduct chemical testing on harvested material that fails the visual inspection to determine compliance or civil and/or criminal enforcement

  • Intentional violations: crop destruction, fine/civil penalty, restricted from program participation for 5 years, potential criminal charges for high-THC production

  • Each state, tribal jurisdiction, and territory is authorized to determine the severity of civil and/or
    criminal charges for knowing non-compliance with an election to solely grow industrial hemp 

Donate now to help pass the Industrial Hemp Act, 2023!

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Aaron Diaz
Abdulnur Zaid
Adil Chaudhry
Alec "Andy" Bennett
Alec Bennett
Alex Brockman
Alex Fredericks
Alex Seleznov
Alice Kolbe
Align Agro
Allissa Halker
Alona Thompson
Alyse Russel
Amanda Terpstra
Amanda Worthen
Amy Pursell
Amy Williams
Andrea Dove
Andrea Franklin
Andrea Sarchet
Andrew LoPresti
Andrew Seegars
Andy Elliott
Angela Cheatwood
Angela Robinson
Anjli Kumar
Anke Roggenbuck
Anna Betz
Anne Barga
Anthony Sorantino
Arabella Cook
Armani Muhammad
Arthur Walker
Ashley Powell
Ashley Rohrer
Axel Hinrichs
Barbara Filippone
Barbara Peachey
Baylee Jennings
Bear Fiber
Beau Whitney
Becky Kincaid
Ben Brimlow
Bernard Bille
Bernard Ries
Beth Lawrence
Beth Stukenholtz
Beth Wittmer
Bette Vetter
Bill Brockmiller
Bill Shepard
Bish Enterprises
Blain Becktold
Bob Doyle
Bob Green
Bob Hiatt
Bobby Hughes
Brett Brown
Brevin Perkins
Brian Armstrong
Brielle Lesh-Siminitus
Britt Berg
Brooke Carlson
Brooke Demos
Brooke Henderson
Bryan Wilson
Cameron McIntosh
Cameron Stepanek
Camille Holladay
Canna Markets Group
Cannon Republic Feed and Fiber
Carl Ovulley
Carlos Ovulley
Carlos Romero
Carly Keller
Carol Pierpont
Caroline Heidl Hall
Carrie Roy
Casey Albarran
Cassondra Cadavieco
Catherine Pierce
Cathiejo Carter
Chad Frey
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Charlene Matila
Charles Levine
Charles Streitwieser
Chelsea Peterson
Cheryl Ellis
Cheryl Fergen
Chris Johnstone
Chris Kinsel
Chris Miller
Christian Betz
Christian Gray
Christian Schoenhoff
Christie Apple
Christopher Christensen
Chuck Cessna
Claire DGaia
Claire Manning
Clare King
Claudia Gale
Clint Raaf
Colin Howard
Colin Wilson
Colton Easterday
Colton Fox Zemaitis
Connie Bloom
Connie Sprong
Constance Tate
Corinne Cagle
Craig Lewis
Cynthia Bish
Cynthia Murdough
Damon Hess
Dan Smith
Daniel DeShane
Daniel Evans
Daniel Falk
Daniel Higbee
Daniel Rowland
Daniel Yohannes
Danielle Baker
Darrell Huddleston
Dave Crabill
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David Cree Crawford
David Elliott
David Glaeske
David Hergert
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David Link
David Miller
David Quinn
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David Rolston
David Russell
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Dawn Kahle
Debra Swan
DeeGee Rivers
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Denise Schnider
Dennis Paulsen
Deryl Hamann
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Dhruv Agarwal
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Donald Chin
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Dorothy Boyd
Douglas Allan
Drew Kitt
Drew Oberholtzer
Duane Keller
Earl Manley
Eduardo Perez
Edward Glazier
Elizabeth Tigan
Er Levy
Eric Canori
Eric Hammang
Eric Hurlock
Eric kweku Sekyi
Eric Lammers
Erica Ferdinand
Erin Demarco

Ernie Beck

Esther Bell
Faye Coleman
Field Theory Foods
Francelia Smith
Fred Villa
Frederick Henderson

Fritz Gallagher


Geoffrey Whaling

Georgia Stansell

Geran Tarr

Glenn Head

Green Tree Ag

Greg Sindt

Gregory Bayne

Guy Bummolo

Haley Lucas

Heather Rod

Heather Rogers

Heidi Custer

Heidi Lopez

Heidi MacDonald

Heidi Semder

Hemp Building Institute

Hemp Harvest Works

Hemp Solutions LLC

Hemp Traders



Henry Ostaszewski

Hergert Milling

Holly Bell

Houston Hemporium

Human Rights

ihemp Michigan


International Hemp

J R Maloney

JA Clay

Jacob Allen

Jacob Waddell

Jacquelyn Smith

Jade Berreau

Jake Odegard

James Booze

James DeDecker

James Forbes

James Gaffney

james gaspard

James Johnson

James Pizzella

James Seines


Jamie Petty

Jamie Wright

Janet Currie

Jason Heidenescher

Jason Johnson

Jason Muniz

Jason Pettet

Javier Delavechia

Jean Kinsel

jeff limbaugh

Jeni Erbes-Chan

Jennifer A Nelson

Jennifer Linske

Jennifer Liske

Jennifer Rose

Jeri Darling

Jerred Whitehead

Jerry Covey

Jerry Whiting

Jesse DePriest

Jesse Hall

Jim Seines

Jody Dyr

Jody McGinness

Joel MIilinsky

Joel Milinsky

John Abney

John Carpenter

John Ervin

John Ewing

John Freeman


John Strohfus

John Suh

Johnathan Peterson

Johnny Ervin

Johnny Ervin, rn BSN, mba

Jon-michael Smith

Jonathan Palacios

Jonnie Pedersen

Jordan Berger

Jordee Bomgardner

Jose Bolanos

Joseph Brogan

Joseph Hickey Se

Joshua Johnson


Joyce Gerber

Judith Marvin

Judy Tonkin

Julie Elliott

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Justin Berg

Justin Fischer

Justin Helt CEO The Ohio Hemp Company

Justin Loeffler

Justina Merja

Kacy Huston

Kalli Kouba

Karen Herold

Karen Sabich

Kate Kinnison

Kate Wilds

Kathleen Rushmore

Kayla Whited

Keith Parker

Keith Spence

Kelley Hess

Kelly Horan

Kelly Rippel

Kelsie Schiechl

Ken Elliott

Ken Meyer

Kevin Andrews

Kim Harris

Kimberly Carey

Kimberly Mayo

Kimberly Phipps-Nichol


Krista Vincil

Kristin Handy

Kristin Santorelli

Kristina Hunley

KS Hemp Consortium

Kyle Huttenlocker

Larry Walter

Laura Cross

Laura Noble

Laurel Turner-Dobberfuhl

Laurie McCullough

Lawrence Serbin

Lawrence Tuttle

Lazarus Naturals

Leandra Selah

Leland Degolier

Leroy Martinez

Let's Talk Hemp

Levi Clark

Linda Gilgore

Lisa Friedrich

Lissa Coleman

Logan Tweet

Lonestar Industrial Materials

Lori Daytner

Lori Messany

Luke Elkins

Luke Ellkins

Lynn Brewer

Maggie Bump

Marcia Brown

Marco Salinas

Margaret Boorman Row

Margaret Wiatrowski

Marilyn Powers

Marisa Gladen

Mark D'Sa

Mark Kessenich

Marla Rivera

Martha Klingensmith

Marty Clemons

Mary Dempsey

Mary Ernsberger

Mary Kraft

Mary Lou Miller

Matt Romanowski

Matthew Berberich

Matthew Clark

Matthew Mead

Maruice Mbaabu
Maurice Smith
Maxwell Duryea
Maxwell Sagdahl
Megan Talley
Melanie Sanford
Melissa Gibson
Melissa Knox
Michael Bright
Michael Monteiro
Michael Schofield
Michael Woods
Michael Zoltowski
Midwest Hemp Technology
Mina Mishrikey
Minnesota Hemp Farms, Inc
Monte Goodrich
Morgan Leistiko
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Nancy Brazill
Natalya Brockmiller
Nathan Snyder
Nathanael Berry
National Industrial Hemp Coalition
Natosha Wallace
Nebraska Screw Press
Nikki Alvarado
NoCo Hemp Expo
Olaf Isele
Olivia Miller
Owen Deitcher
Panda Biotech
Panduleni Sakeus Shipepe Heita
Patirick Van Meter
Patricia Sindt
Patrick Blake
Patrick Brown
Patrick O'Toole-Rodríguez
Patrick Rose
Paul Breaux
Paul Frank
Paul Matthews
Paul Seehusen
Paul Tate
Peg Spindler
Peter Hemp
Peter Meitzler
Peter Meyer
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Phil Montgomery
Phillip Holloman
Planet Based Foods Global
Prairie PROducers LLC
Priya Varadachary
Queen of Hearts
Rachel Berry
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Ramon Gil
Randy Reddig
Ray DePriest
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Revolution Hemp, LLC
Robert Byrnes
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Sam Morrow
Sandra Marquardt
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Scholange Smith
Scott Evans
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Serena Haaseth
Shane McCaffrey
Sharon Seldner
Shawn North
Shawnda Clawson
Stephen Caruso
stephen reese
Steve Bernier
Steve McGarrah
Steve Vance
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Susan Hoffman
Susan Love
Susan Marie Mohler
Susan Mensching
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Susan Wheeler
Tanner Brockmiller
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Taylor Fritz
Terri Lamb
Terry DeBorde
Texas Hemp Coalition
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Thomas Gibbons
Thomas Hoffman
Thomas Maloney
Thomas Morgan
Thomas Smith
Tiffany Cook
Tiger Fiber
Tim Phelan
Timothy Schacht
Todd Eachus
Todd Scholl
Tom Murphy
Tom Rossmassler
Toy Andrews
Tracie Tate
Tracy Moffitt
Travis Carter
Trevor Findley
Trey Riddle
Tyler Knox
Tyson Daniel
Valentina Akerman
Vin Lapone
Virginia Hemp Coalition
WAFBA - We Are For Better Alternatives
Walter Urbanavage
Wanda Isele
wenceslao garza
Wendy Brawer
Wendy Cox
Whitney Abbott
William Brockmiller
William Denton
William Henry
William Messer
William Moss
William Riddle
Yevgy Wurthmann
Yoshiko Fredisdorf
Zac Hudson
Zev Paiss

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