Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking for a series of changes to the draft of the hemp regulations that the department released last month.

The senators said they appreciate that the USDA issued the proposed regulations, which is a “necessary step to establish a domestic federal hemp production program.” They, however, wanted to highlight “several concerns about the unintended and potentially harmful effects this interim final rule would have on hemp production in Oregon and across the country.”

In the letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, they listed five concerns with the regulations and suggested potential fixes. Many of the concerns echoed those that stakeholders have submitted to USDA as part of a public comment period the department launched on October 31.

Here’s what the senators highlighted:

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