South Dakota Industrial Hemp Program
Any person or legal business entity in South Dakota shall obtain a license from the department to purchase, receive, or obtain industrial hemp, other than industrial hemp product for planting, storing, propagating, or processing industrial hemp. Requirements for licensure and participation in the South Dakota Industrial Hemp plan can be found in the approved State Plan and the State Law and rules (ARSD 12:82) regarding industrial hemp.
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is accepting applications for the first 60 days after these rules become effective (December 07, 2020). Every year thereafter the department shall accept grower applications annually during a 60 day time period from November 1st through December 30th. Applicants must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee along with a completed Industrial Hemp Growers License application, and a state and federal background check conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the applicant, key participants, and landowner.
South Dakota Industrial Hemp Farming Program Site: Click Here
South Dakota Industrial Hemp Growers Application: Click Here
South Dakota Industrial Hemp Processors Application: Click Here
South Dakota Industrial Hemp Amendment Application: Click Here
South Dakota Industrial Hemp Program Phone: 605-773-4432
South Dakota Industrial Hemp Program Email – Manager Derek Schiefelbein: firstname.lastname@example.org