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Oregon senators want USDA to revise hemp production rule

Lawmakers worried that testing, sampling regime unworkable and could undermine nascent hemp industry

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USDA’s interim final hemp production rule imposes undue burdens on farmers and the department needs to consider making changes to its sampling and testing requirements, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a letter sent Wednesday (Nov. 20) to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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