The Oregon Department of Agriculture released the 2019 industrial hemp application. The fees for handlers and growers remain at $1300 for 2019. Applicants should submit as the application as quickly as possible as it typically takes 2-4 weeks to process. The Department of Agriculture recently amended the industrial hemp rules, which resulted in the delay in publishing the 2019 application. The amendments to the hemp rules go into effect on December 3, 2018.