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Farm Bill Removes Hemp as Controlled Substance

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

On December 12, Congress passed the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act, better known as the Farm Bill, which is awaiting the President’s signature. The important legislation amends the classification of hemp as a Schedule I drug. This legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including derivatives, extracts, and cannabinoids. Hemp is now deemed an agricultural …

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Groups Respond to House Passage of Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Statement of Secretary Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed the passage of the 2019 Farm Bill.  The House of Representatives approved the conference report on the bill this afternoon, following the Senate’s passage. Perdue issued the following statement: “The passage of the 2019 Farm Bill is good news because it provides a strong safety net for farmers and …

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Conaway Floor Remarks on H.R. 2 the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) Floor Remarks as prepared: Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.  It is fitting that the House considers the Farm Bill because 28 years ago, another proud Texan — President George H.W. Bush — signed the 1990 Farm Bill into law. And, …

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Conference Panel Approves 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock, Pork

Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness. The National Pork Producers Council now is urging lawmakers in both chambers of Congress to approve the new five-year agricultural blueprint. NPPC has been …

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NCBA to Congress: Vote “Yes” to Get 2018 Farm Bill Across the Finish Line

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report:  “The release of the Farm Bill conference report is encouraging news for farmers and ranchers across the country. Now it is time for Congress to get the 2018 Farm Bill across the finish line. In these uncertain …

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NMPF Commends Lawmakers for Farm Bill That Makes Significant Dairy Policy Reforms

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked members of Congress, especially the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, for crafting a farm bill that includes much-needed reforms to help American dairy farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill reached a key milestone on Monday with the release of a long-awaited conference report. “Members of Congress on both sides of …

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Release of Farm Bill Conference Report

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: “I welcome the introduction of the Farm Bill conference committee report, and hope the Congress can approve this legislation expeditiously. This legislation maintains a strong safety net for the farm economy, invests in critical agricultural research, and will promote agriculture …