House, Senate Have Reached Agreement On Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

House, Senate Have Reached Agreement On Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

"The money is not significantly more, but the secretary [of agriculture] has been given some flexibility" to create new markets for USA farm goods, Moore says.

The measure aims to clarify that those low-THC cannabis plants aren't illegal drugs, which would be the most significant change to the Controlled Substances Act since it was passed in 1971. The final farm bill also provides permanent funding for a number of programs that Congress had agreed to finance on a temporary basis, of five years at a time. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), marks a compromise between the House and Senate, which passed different pieces of legislation earlier this year in response to the #MeToo movement that exposed seedy congressmen and a broken reporting system on Capitol Hill.

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said Tuesday, "Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill can not come soon enough for American family farmers and ranchers, who need the certainty of the farm bill safety net to continue to weather the worst farm economy decline in more than 30 years". "I chose the route of getting this farm bill done". Under the compromise legislation, we were able to strengthen the farm safety net, improve conservation programs, and make changes to the snap program.

"This bill is exactly what Minnesota farmers deserve", Paulsen said.

"I want to thank Senator Pat Roberts, who has been a mentor to me throughout this process and who has now seen through eight Farm Bills, as well as Chairman Conaway for his leadership and guidance".

"Times are so tough for dairy". Trump expressed support for the legislation Tuesday and said he expects to sign it into law.


Nevertheless, there will be more money for farmers using advanced conservation practices, such as growing cover crops (reimbursed at 125 percent of the farmer's costs) and resource conserving crop rotations and advanced grazing practices (both at 150 percent of costs).

The bill exempts pure maple syrup and honey from the FDA's added sugar label - something which the Vermont delegation worked hard to make sure was included in the final language of the bill. "[By] rejecting sensible reforms created to ensure that farm subsidies flow to actual farmers in need - not millionaires and city slickers - this farm bill takes a major step backwards", he said.

"One of the things in my experience with the farm bills is, it tends to be kind of a regional battle more so than a political battle".

Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts said he thinks hemp production is a promising area of expansion for Vermont agriculture and its legalization will open up new opportunities for Vermont farmers.

In a statement, Sen.

Legalized industrial hemp has been a longstanding goal for its advocates, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who helped secure the provisions in the farm bill, saying even under the old, limited rules, his home state of Kentucky saw a $16 million boost to its economy from hemp a year ago.

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