USDA Now Accepting Applications of Seed-Propagated Hemp for Plant Variety Protection

  • On April 29, 2019

On April 24, USDA announced that the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) will start accepting applications of seed-propagated hemp for plant variety protection.

Applicants can submit their applications through the electronic application filing system, choosing hemp in the Crop Kind Dropdown box. All new ePVP System users must be e-authenticated before being able to use the system. Click here to apply for a USDA eAuthentication Account.

For questions, e-mail pvpomail@ams.usda.gov or call (202) 260-8983. Information on program requirements, fees and forms is also provided on the PVPO website.