Information sourced from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.

On Dec. 23, 2019, Louisiana’s state industrial hemp plan was approved by the USDA. As of Dec. 27, 2019, the LDAF Industrial Hemp Program began accepting license applications to produce, transport and process industrial hemp in Louisiana. Please continue to monitor this website for updated information on the status of the program and additional information on how to become a licensed grower, transporter or processor of industrial hemp.

Seed Source Contacts:

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) is authorized by R.S. 3:1465 to issue licenses and regulate industrial hemp in Louisiana. Prior to the cultivation, processing or contracting to transport industrial hemp, a person must first submit an application and receive an industrial hemp license from LDAF. Applications should be submitted to 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or one of the LDAF district offices. All information in this application packet must be completed and the application returned to LDAF along with any required attachments.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/faqs/seed-sources-seeds-clones-transplants/

State Seed Producer Application: 

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AES-28-05-Seed-Producer-License-Info-Packet-FILL.pdf

Growers Application: 

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) is authorized by R.S. 3:1465 to issue licenses and regulate industrial hemp in Louisiana. Prior to the cultivation, processing or contracting to transport industrial hemp, a person must first submit an application and receive an industrial hemp license from LDAF. Applications should be submitted to 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or one of the LDAF district offices. See attached district office map. All information in this application packet must be completed and the application returned to LDAF along with any required attachments.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AES-28-07-Grower-License-Info-Packet-FILL.pdf

Carrier License Application: 

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) is authorized by R.S. 3:1465 to issue licenses and regulate industrial hemp in Louisiana. Prior to the cultivation, processing or contracting to transport industrial hemp, a person must first submit an application and receive an industrial hemp license from LDAF. Applications should be submitted to 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or one of the LDAF district offices. See attached district office map. All information in this application packet must be completed and returned to LDAF along with any required attachments.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AES-28-06-Contract-Carrier-License-Info-Packet-FILL.pdf

Seed Acquisition: 

Seed Acquisition Industrial hemp “seed” includes planting seed and other vegetative propagating material (propagules). All seed must be pre-approved by LDAF prior to seed shipment into or within Louisiana. Licensees must submit a completed Seed Acquisition Request form, along with all required documentation to LDAF a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of any proposed transfer of materials. The seed source must be a licensed participant in a recognized program in the state of origin; i.e., an institute of higher education or an individual or company permitted, or licensed by another industrial hemp program being conducted under the authority of 7 U.S.C. § 5940. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure that the transfer or sale of any industrial hemp seed from another program complies with all applicable laws and policies in the originating state. LDAF has no authority to authorize or regulate industrial hemp materials physically located outside of Louisiana.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AES-28-06-Contract-Carrier-License-Info-Packet-FILL.pdf

Field Planting Report: 

  • This form is due for each field growing location.

  • Use separate forms for different Farm Location addresses.

  • This form is due within 15 days following the first day of each planting.

  • If you are not planting at one of your approved locations, a “No Planting” report is due by July 31, 2020. Complete the Field(s) ID in Question 1, and check the “No

    Planting” box in the right column.

  • If submitting electronically, email to: industrialhemp@ldaf.la.gov, or mail to: LDAF Industrial Hemp Program, 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004, Baton Rouge, LA

    70806.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Field-Planting-Report.pdf

Greenhouse/Indoor Planting Report: 

  • This form is due for each indoor/greenhouse growing location.

  • This form is due within 15 days following the first planting in an empty structure.

  • This form is due on the last day of each quarter. (March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31) regardless if you have live plants in the location.

  • If no further production will occur in the site for the year, you may submit multiple quarters on the same report.

  • If submitting electronically, email to: industrialhemp@ldaf.la.gov, or mail to: LDAF Industrial Hemp Program, 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004, Baton Rouge,

    LA 70806.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Greenhouse-Indoor-Planting-Report.pdf

Transportation Driver Voluntary Reporting Form:

  • This form is due for each indoor/greenhouse growing location.

  • This form is due within 15 days following the first planting in an empty structure.

  • This form is due on the last day of each quarter. (March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31) regardless if you have live plants in the location.

  • If no further production will occur in the site for the year, you may submit multiple quarters on the same report.

  • If submitting electronically, email to: industrialhemp@ldaf.la.gov, or mail to: LDAF Industrial Hemp Program, 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004, Baton Rouge,

    LA 70806.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Driver-Voluntary-Reporting-Form.pdf

Transporting Hemp in Louisiana:

What records are required during transportation? Any person transporting hemp must have a dated invoice, bill of lading, or manifest in their possession, and must include the seller’s and purchaser’s name and address, the origin and destination and quantity transported.

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Transportation-Information-Sheet-1.pdf

USDA Hemp and Farm Bill Programs: 

 

http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/USDA_OptionsforHemp-Factsheet-19.pdf