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Final Week for USDA Comments

There are only 7 days left for you to submit your comment to the USDA on the hemp rules. If you would like to read the rules and submit a comment you can click here.

We have an official comment from the IHGA on the forum. If you would like to share our official comment, you can click here to download a .PDF copy. If there is something we need to add, let us know!

The issues we mention in the comment include:

  1. Short Harvest Window

  2. THC Remediation

  3. Sampling Protocol

  4. Criminal Liability

  5. DEA Lab Certification

  6. THC Testing Limits

We will be submitting our comment by the end of the week so act fast if you want to add something to Illinois Hemp Growers Association's official comment.


It's been a little over a month since we started accepting membership dues. On December 17th, 2019, we opened our arms to welcome all interested parties in finding representation in the Illinois hemp industry through the IHGA.

Since then, we have accumulated 38 dues-paying members, an average of more than 1 per day! It's truly inspiring and humbling to know that we are making a difference for you and we have your support. Thank you.

Want to add your name to the list? Consider becoming a dues-paying member today and enjoy these benefits:

  • Enter our 100% hemp gift basket raffle! ($100 value)

  • Create and view Buyers/Sellers Listings

  • Request IHGA staff for meetings

  • Promote your events with the IHGA

  • Get invitations to IHGA membership meetings

  • Vote on IHGA business

  • Apply for a position on our advisory board


To our dues-paying members: We have confirmed the venue for our quarterly meeting on Thursday February 13th, 2020, at 6:30 PM! The first meeting of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association will be held at our favorite local bakery: Flour House, located at 950 N Main St. in Princeton, IL 61356. We are proud to be hosting our first meeting in the art district of Princeton on historic Main Street.

Attend the meeting for a chance to win a $100 gift basket of 100% hemp goods. There will be freshly-baked snacks made by Flour House provided. This is your opportunity to influence the objectives of the IHGA for the next 3 months and network with other dedicated hemp growers and processors.


Join us for the Shelby County Farm Bureau's Winter 2020 program: Industrial Hemp as an Alternative Crop at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center at 1989 IL-16 in Shelbyville, IL 62565.

Click here to visit the event page. We will be speaking about the uses and reasons to grow industrial hemp as an alternative crop on your farm. Coming soon! See you at dinner time.


Finally, I'd like to mention that our Buyer/Seller Listings page is available to all our dues-paying members to advertise their products and services. We've recently updated the system and it is ready to accept your submissions.

If for any reason you have issues making a listing, please reach out to me and I'll make sure you get listed! I had a member contact me last night and we got on the phone to make sure he got exactly what he wanted.

Thanks for your participation in the early stages of this feature.


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