Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

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"The focus was to make sure we had a system that protected victims and not politicians". The House vote was 369-47.

He continued: "I am constantly correcting that notion. I chose the route of getting this farm bill done".

The farm bill's allowance for the processing of hemp will likely force greater clarity on the issue as more companies rush to capitalize on the booming CBD market and hemp's newly legal status.

One thing the bill doesn't include: tighter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a provision of the House bill that was celebrated by President Donald Trump but became a major sticking point during negotiations. Hemp production is now permitted only for licensed farmers in Minnesota, is under a pilot program for licensed farmers in North Dakota and is prohibited in South Dakota (though there have been some recent efforts to change that).

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Per Cannabis Business Times, the National Conference of State Legislatures has determined that 40 U.S. states allow the "cultivation of hemp for commercial, research, or pilot programs".

Tuesday's version also maintains the Conservation Stewardship Program, which awards payments to farmers for their conservation efforts and was threatened in the House version.

"They're all made possible because of the funding that the farm bill would provide", she said. He spent $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a lawsuit by one of his former aides, Lauren Greene, who alleged that he said he had "wet dreams" about her and said she was welcome to "show her nipples whenever she wanted".

"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". "This long-term farm bill provides producers with the tools they need to succeed now and in the coming years". John Kennedy (R-La.) said in a statement provided to LifeZette.

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"Obviously, every farm bill represents kind of a consensus, but this was a very pro-agriculture, pro-farmer farm bill, and that was our goal from the very beginning", Thune told The Daily Republic via phone on Wednesday.

The legislation will now head to the House, where it is also expected to pass, after lawmakers worked out a House-Senate compromise earlier this month. Instead, he highlighted the bill's protections for struggling dairy farmers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and other rural areas where he said dairy farms were closing because of market conditions.

North Central Florida Congressman Neal Dunn released a statement following the passing of the bill including: "While not ideal, the 2018 farm bill gives certainty to our farmers, foresters, and ranchers at a time when many producers are struggling".

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.

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