Colorado bill directs CDA to study the use of hemp in animal feed
March 28, 2017
Industrial Hemp Animal Feed
Senate Bill 109, sponsored by Sen. Kerry Donovan and Rep. Jeni Arndt, creates a group to study the inclusion of hemp products in animal feed. The group, headed by the commissioner of agriculture, would include a hemp producer, a hemp processor, a legal expert, a person from an institution of high education who’s studied hemp policy, a veterinarian, a livestock producer and anyone the commissioner determines useful to understanding other implications of hemp’s inclusion in animal feed. The group would make recommendations by Dec. 31. The bill passed the Senate 34-0 in February. Last week, it passed the House 63-0.
“We found out there were some other states and businesses that had been basically ‘flagged’ for having hemp in their product.”