Changes in Procedure for NY

NYSDAM & USDA Webinar on Authorization Transition

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time

Dear New York Hemp Grower:

On August 17, 2020 we sent every hemp grower information regarding the transition of our industrial hemp research pilot program to new rules required by the federal 2018 Farm Bill and federal hemp final interim rule.

To summarize that letter, all hemp growers in New York State who plan on continuing to grow hemp after October 31, 2020 will need to seek registration with the United States Department of Agriculture. 

On September 11, 2020, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, will host a webinar for New York Hemp Producers who wish to seek authorization from the USDA to continue producing hemp in New York State. 

This webinar will also be recorded and posted on our website for future reference or to serve as a resource for those that cannot attend the webinar “live”.  There will be a representative of the USDA available to answer questions regarding the process of obtaining the federal license to grow hemp in New York State. 

To attend the “live” webinar use the login information included below:

Topic: Hemp Transition to USDA-
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 171 577 5387
Meeting Password: 4cvFbAX8Z3A

To join the online meeting (Now also available from mobile devices!)
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: 4cvFbAX8Z3A
4. Click “Join”.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio (telephone) conference only
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Local: 1-518-549-0500

Access code:171 577 5387

For assistance
1. Go to
2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.

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1. System setup and test

Two days before webinar test the computer you will be using by clicking on the following link:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This Webex service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.