Federal Watchdog Agency Weighs In On USDA Speeding Up Hemp Regulations

Federal Watchdog Agency Weighs In On USDA Speeding Up Hemp Regulations
Image Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office
December 02, 2019

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pushes ahead to finalize regulations for hemp, a key federal watchdog agency released an assessment of the department’s rulemaking process and
seemed to agree that it’s in the public’s interest to expedite implementation.


The non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its assessment last week, reviewing the various procedures that USDA followed to publish an interim final rule on hemp following the crop’s federal legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill.

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