USDA Awards Hemp Advocacy Group $200,000 To Support International Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a national hemp advocacy group $200,000 as part of a program meant to promote international trade policies that support the industry.

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) will use the the USDA Market Access Program grant funds for the 2021 fiscal year to help develop marketing projects overseas, facilitate trade meetings with foreign partners and promote U.S. hemp products as the market expands.

While the grant serves a practical function, it’s also a symbolic development that demonstrate’s the federal government’s commitment to the burgeoning cannabis industry since the crop was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.

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