by Duane Stjernholm
Templates for You to Post Comments to the USDA on the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program
Greetings, everyone, Recently the USDA posted the Interim Final Rules (IFR) for the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. They have opened up a 60 day window for all interested parties to make comments on these 161 pages of Rules and there are some issues with the Rules as written that we need everyone to comment on to effectuate needed changes to these rules before they are completely finalized next year. This 60 day window is closed on December 30th. I have read all 161 pages of the rules and have compiled a Template for you to use to make it easier for you to file your comments. We need thousands of people to file comments to make sure the rules are the fairest they can be and the best they can be for all involved in the nascent Hemp Industry. I have created both a word file and a PDF file with these comments. The Word File is a Template that can be used by you to add, subtract, edit and create a custom comment sheet that reflects your ideas. The PDF file can be used if you are happy with the comments as written and you just want to post them on the behalf of the Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative (CHPC). Because some of the issues referenced in the comments can only be changed by Congress or the President, we also ask that you to send comments to your Congressional Representatives/Senators and the President. We must flood their in-boxes with these comments to truly make a difference. When you go to the USDA’s website (posted below) you will see the button to push to make comments. Once you push that button, it will take you to a page with a comments section that only allows comments of 5000 characters. Because our comments are much longer than that you can go below the comments section and post the whole document which you will have to save on your computer/device. You can post the whole document there. If just posting the PDF document you cannot alter first, but just post it from where it is saved on your computer/device on behalf of the CHPC. Additionally please Forward/Share/Repost this information on all of your social media platforms so we can get thousands of people commenting, and that is what we really need to encourage the USDA to make effective changes. The changes we have outlined in our comments are crucial to the long term success of the Hemp Industry in America and we can’t express our gratitude adequately to you for your help in making these changes possible.
I have also posted the comments on our web site Blog at COHPC.ORG in addition to our Facebook pages and LinkedIn page. If you see them there please Share them to additionally reach all of your contacts.
I have created folders with both the Word and PDF documents on One Drive and in Google Documents and they are available to anyone that has the links below. The best way to get to the Templates is to copy the link and paste it into your browser and it should go right to the Templates. If you have a problem and can’t access them for whatever reason, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will send you an email with the Templates attached. Thank you for your help in flooding Social Media Sites with these Templates as well as your email lists. Here are the applicable links:
The Link to the USDA website where you can review the 161 page IFR document and Post your comment: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=AMS_FRDOC_0001-1919
The Shared Link to the One Drive Folder to download the Templates:
The Shared Link to the Google Docs Folder to download the Templates:
The Link to email the President: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
The Link to Find Your Congressional Representatives with links to their pages to share the Templates with your Representatives and Senators:
Our Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative website Link: https://www.cohpc.org/classic-blog-with-right-sidebar/
I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to Share Your Comments, but it is up to you to take the initiative and actually do it. Thank you all for your Help and LET’S GET THIS DONE to facilitate a Healthy Hemp Industry in the US for everyone’s benefit.