Since the inception of West Virginia Department of Agriculture Hemp Pilot Program, interest and investment in industrial hemp in West Virginia has grown exponentially.
From 2017 to 2019, the number of license-holders increased from 46 to 165, and the acreage registered with the program recorded a corresponding increase, quadrupling to 641 planted acres over the same time frame. For the 2020 growing season, WVDA received 456 applications to grow and/or process hemp.
WVDA’s current regulations and practices under its pilot program are very similar to those required by the Interim Final Rule for an Effective Date of October 31, 2020. This means that West Virginia is well positioned to make a smooth transition into operating under a USDA-approved hemp plan. This document is an outline of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program and is WVDA’s formal submission to the USDA for review and approval. West Virginia Industrial Hemp Planting and Production Guide (PDF)
West Virginia Industrial Hemp Program Site: Click Here
West Virginia Hemp Producer License Application: Click Here
West Virginia Industrial Hemp Program Phone: 304-558-2212
West Virginia Industrial Hemp Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org