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Top Senate Democrat wants more time for public comment on USDA hemp rule

Senate Minority Leader Schumer says he’s worried that parts of the interim rule are unworkable for hemp growers, asks for 60-day extension

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging USDA to extend the public comment period for its interim final hemp production rule, warning that the regulatory scheme could undermine the growth of the nascent industry.

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