The 2018 Farm Bill required the USDA to establish a national regulatory framework for hemp production in the United States. Today the USDA published a draft Interim Final Rule which will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday October 31st establishing a U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This rule outlines a framework of regulations for the USDA to approve plans submitted by States and Indian Tribes for the production of hemp. It also establishes a Federal plan for producers in States or territories of Indian tribes that do not have their own USDA-approved plan.