Lawmakers Urge Federal Relief for Hemp Growers

Hemp was legalized by Congress in 2018, rendering it a legitimate crop just like any other. But today, the industry is ineligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Fund (CFAP), a federal program offering direct relief to farmers impacted by the pandemic. Two Democratic lawmakers hope that will soon change.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) and Sean Maloney (D-NY) called on the agency to extend access to the program.

Read the letter below.