Tehama County Greenlights Hemp Grows

Farmers in Tehama County can begin growing industrial hemp on February 5.

The Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance regulating industrial hemp cultivation in Tehama. Farmers will have to register first with the Tehama County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Agriculture. They must plant at least 1/10 of an acre and keep the crops at least 300 feet away from residences.

"Industrial hemp was approved by the federal government as an agricultural commodity through the farm bill," said Agricultural Commissioner Doni Rulofson, as quoted by KRCR. "There are counties around us that are already growing industrial hemp following state and federal regulations and laws. It's an opportunity for our growers to have another option in their AG commodity growing."


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