The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partly responsible for restrictive policies included in its hemp rules.

At a House Agriculture Committee hearing last week, Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked to weigh in on concerns hemp producers have expressed about testing requirements for the crop. Under USDA’s interim final rule as drafted, farmers must use DEA-registered labs to conduct THC testing.

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