Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting applications for the state's Industrial hemp licensing research pilot program. People who want to grow or process industrial hemp in Wisconsin will need to apply for a license and, at the same time, register their intentions to grow or process hemp in the state this year. The deadline to apply for the 2018 growing season is May 1. Growers will pay a one-time licensing fee of $150 to $1,000, depending on how many acres they intend to plant. Growers will have reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and will be required to enter into a research agreement with DATCP.