Governor Kristi Noem is asking state lawmakers to put a pause on legalizing hemp for production.
Two bills working through the legislature deal with hemp production. Noem says growth is not authorized under any state or federal programs, yet.
Governor Noem, along with the Department of Agriculture are discouraging farmers to plan on growing industrial hemp this year.
She says the state is not ready to produce industrial hemp.
Noem says she would like to wait until next session to consider the issue.