Including hemp in commercial feed is another step closer in the U.S. state of Montana, reports the Hemp Gazette.
Unprocessed hemp seed and other parts of the plant may be fed to animals as forage in Montana – which is an improvement on some other states where it is banned altogether. Each state is able to set its own rules on the practice, while at a federal level hemp as a feed ingredient isn’t illegal per se, but it just hasn’t been declared legal.
Last week Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law clarifying hempseed food ingredients and hemp-derived products are included in the definition of commercial feed in the state.
House Bill 396 also gives authority for hemp be utilized in commercial feeds, including those for livestock. But the latter hinges on the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) giving the thumbs up to hemp as an additive or ingredient in livestock feed.
Read more at the Hemp Gazette.