Over 400 producer applications have been approved, and TDA is working hard to ensure a timely review of the more than 800 total applications submitted since March 16th. TXHHA spoke to Randy Rivera about the manpower required to launch such a massive program. He explained the lack of financial support in HB1325 required TDA to absorb the new Hemp Program into their existing operation, to date 15 people are working full time, pulling some resources from other regions and offices.
Those wishing to apply can only do so online through TDA, which has required applicants to watch a 20 minute video before receiving access to the form. There are 4 applications available, each is capped with $100 fee:
· Producer License
· Lot Crop Permit
· Handler License
· Handler Sampler License
If you have already applied and have not received a response, TDA recommends that you first check your spam folder, and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.