House Approves Farm Bill without Tightened Food Stamps Criteria

Congress drafts compromise Farm Bill, eliminates SNAP work requirements

Lawmakers unveil farm bill compromise

The hemp legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky earlier this year would allow states to become the primary regulators of hemp cultivation, enable researchers to apply for federal grants and make hemp eligible for crop insurance.

The House voted 369-47 to agree to a Farm Bill compromise that includes redefining cannabis plants with no more than 0.3% THC.

The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. Furthermore, this confusion has kept some investors (many in the US) on the sidelines. Passage of the bill would place oversight of domestic hemp production under each state's Department of Agriculture.

Mount Folly Farm began growing hemp in 2015, and they grow in several varieties - some for fibers, some for food and some for CBD oil. "This full legalization provides economic opportunity for farmers across rural OR and rural America-good for jobs, good for our communities, and just good common sense".

The bill, titled the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, reauthorizes support systems for agricultural producers, including federal crop insurance and farm commodity programs that provide financial support for farmers. The fast-food chain said it will begin monitoring the use of antibiotics in the USA and nine other nations that supply most of its beef.

The bill leaves out new work requirements for food stamp recipients that Mr. Trump and House conservatives had demanded, though it does include new accountability measures for the program and bolsters funding for work training.

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The hemp changes in the bill have been developing for awhile.

The Republican-led move to tighten eligibility for food stamps triggered a bitter partisan debate, delaying the bill beyond the most recent version's expiration in September. It does not make any significant changes to the food stamp program that serves almost 40 million low-income Americans. 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.

Though some of the bill's contents were contested by representatives like Ted Yoho of Gainesville, he says having a farm bill will be positive for Florida. We'll see if we can get that.

The new bill also establishes a Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers (CLEAR) Initiative, which is aimed at protecting drinking water and waterways from pesticide and fertilizer runoff.

Numerous provisions worked on by Thune have to do with conservation, and more specifically the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which pays farmers to not use environmentally-sensitive land for agricultural production. The program will survive under the final version of the bill, aides said.

McMorris Rodgers said the farm bill provided much of what she had hoped for following discussions with Eastern Washington farmers.

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