In December, 2018 hemp production for all uses was signed in to law by the President, opening a new opportunity to the agricultural community. The Office of General Counsel issued a memorandum defining the end of the hemp prohibition. In efforts to accommodate this activity, Tehama County passed Ordinance 2101, which established regulations and standards for industrial hemp operations. The new code requires a Tehama County industrial hemp permit bond, zoning approvals and the permit application process.
The Tehama County industrial hemp bond is a compliance obligation however a detailed review of the obligation guaranteed by the surety includes "destruction" provision. Unused/undelivered hemp and production byproducts must be destroyed consistent with the county instructions. The hemp permit bond must be issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of California and must be written in a penalty of $2,500 per acre of land area for which the applicant seeks to register for industrial hemp cultivation with the Agricultural Commissioner. Application materials, the Tehama County industrial hemp bond and license fee must be submitted to the Agricultural Commissioner:
Tehama County Agricultural Commissioner
1834 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 38
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Hemp operators must also comply with any/all state requirements in order to receive approval from the County.
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