Department of Agriculture - Licensed Cultivators - Reporting and records.


Published: 2020-01-31

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(A) Planting report.

(1) A planting report for each growing location shall be submitted to the department by July first of each year or within fifteen days of planting, including replanting. The licensed cultivator shall utilize the planting report form which can be found on the department's website www.agri.ohio.gov.

(2) The report shall include the following information:

(a) Field or greenhouse location identification as identified in the application;

(b) Number of acres or square footage planted;

(c) Plant variety name;

(d) Primary intended use of the harvest for each planting; and

(e) Any other information required by the department.

(3) A licensed cultivator who does not plant in one of their approved site locations shall submit in the planting report on or before July thirty-first of each year stating that hemp has not and shall not be planted at that site for the calendar year.

(4) A licensed cultivator's failure to submit an accurate, complete, and timely report may result in the department taking enforcement action as defined in rule 901:14-1-99 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Farm service agency.

A licensed cultivator shall report their hemp crop acreage to the USDA farm service agency in accordance with 7 CFR 990.23 (2019).

(C) Production reports.

(1) A licensed cultivator shall submit a completed production report to the department by December thirty-first of each year. The cultivator shall utilize the production report form which can be found on the department's website www.agri.ohio.gov.

(2) A licensed cultivator's failure to submit an accurate, complete, and timely report may result in the department taking enforcement action as defined in rule 901:14-1-99 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Recordkeeping.

All licensed cultivators shall maintain the following records for a period of three years:

(1) Planting reports;

(2) Harvest reports;

(3) USDA FSA acreage reports;

(4) Destruction reports; and

(5) Production reports.