In 2014, the Nebraska Legislature proposed and adopted Neb. Rev. Stat. § 2-5701 providing for the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp for purposes of research, conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research by a post-secondary institution or the Department of Agriculture.  Accompanying regulations were promulgated by the Department and adopted in June 2015.

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Individuals who are interested in industrial hemp research projects may inquire about potential research partnership opportunities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources/Agricultural Research Division. The contact there is Hector Santiago, Assistant Dean/Assistant Director, Agricultural Research Division.

 

 

 

 

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