Industrial Hemp Update

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that temporary rules are now in place for the state’s industrial hemp pilot program.

The Industrial Hemp Commission adopted these rules last month, and they’ve also been approved by the NC Rules Review Commission, so now that that rules are in place, the Commission can now start taking applications.

To grow industrial hemp, legally, one must submit an application, and be accepted into the pilot program which is overseen by the NC State Extension and NC A&T.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.