NEW york state 

Industrial Hemp Pilot Program


 
 Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, sponsor of both A09310 and A8509. 

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, sponsor of both A09310 and A8509. 

State Legislation 

Two important pieces of legislation have allowed New York State farmers, universities, and businesses to grow, process, and sell hemp as a research partner.

A09310/S6960A - Allows for the marketing and commercialization of industrial hemp within the state research program as authorized federally by the 2014 Agricultural Act Sec. 7606

A8509/S6787 -  Establishes industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity and declares the goal of New York to become "a leader in encouraging and supporting research into the growth, cultivation, uses, processing and development of industrial hemp and products derived from industrial hemp to benefit  its  people and to support New York farms and businesses"

 
 Gov. Cuomo signing legislation opening up NYS to industrial hemp. 

Gov. Cuomo signing legislation opening up NYS to industrial hemp. 

Governor Cuomo's Hemp Initiatives 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been working hard to position NY as a nationwide leader in industrial hemp friendly regulations. He has made available over $10 million in grants and research funding and fully supports legislation to make it easier for farmers and businesses.

Hemp Processing Grants - $5 million has been allocated to help fund projects that are essential to processing industrial hemp. 

Research Funding - An additional $5 million will be used to support Cornell University and SUNY Morrisville efforts to research best practices in hemp production.

Seed Certification - The Governor has pledged an additional $2 million for the creation of a program to certify New York hemp cultivars.  

 


How to Get Involved:

In order to cultivate, process, or market industrial hemp, you must apply to be a research partner with New York State.  See the link below for more information. 

https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/PI/PIHome.html

 Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you understand the regulations and succeed in this exciting but often confusing new industry.  We offer professional and affordable:

- Public Policy Analysis (Federal, State, and Municipal) 

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- Application Assistance 

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