Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
In response to the 2014 Farm Bill, the NDA established an Industrial Hemp research and development program through State Senate Bill 305 (SB 305). SB 305 provided state authority under Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 557 for the registration, compliance and enforcement of industrial hemp production. Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 557 was established and approved in 2016, with production certification issued in 2017. In response to program requirements detailed in the 2018 farm bill, 2019 Nevada Senate Bill (SB) 347 was established and passed to revise NRS 557. Further, Nevada Senate Bill 209 was passed, requiring the NDA to provide opportunity for retesting of any failed crop. Hemp certification is valid from the date the application is approved through December 31st per NRS 557.200(5).