Congress drafts compromise Farm Bill, eliminates SNAP work requirements

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Although the Farm Bill will be a monumental step forward for hemp and hemp-derived CBD, the FDA has ruled that CBD is not an approved food ingredient, food additive or dietary supplement, which may limit the scope of the legislation, according to Richard Huang, CEO of vape producer Cloudious 9. That resolution was tucked into a procedural vote, which passed 206-203, with 18 Republicans voting against it and five Democrats for. The compromise also increases acreage in the Conservation Reserve Program and includes an act sponsored by Sen. She is also exploring whether some of those provisions could also be implemented in the House rules for the next Congress. The 2018 Farm Bill takes away the threat of DEA against companies for selling a product potentially identified as a Schedule 1 Controlled substance.

"From providing a safety net for farmers and ranchers, to supporting dairy farmers, to implementing important conservation provisions and promoting precision agriculture, this Farm Bill shows our farmers and ranchers that we stand with them, we support them, and we want them to succeed,"Sen". The bill has the backing of President Trump, and it's expected to pass the House in the next week.

The bill had big wins for organic aficionados, outdoorsy types, and fans of sustainable agriculture - but some greens are disappointed that we're still spending billions to shore up the bottom line for farmers. "I've been trying to make sure the people who get the subsidies are real farmers".

The full text of the farm bill was released Monday night.

Minnesota's lawmakers celebrated the 2018 Farm Bill's progress through Congress, noting pieces that could provide needed relief for farmers.

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The statement says members of both caucuses "remain committed to working in a bipartisan manner to address outstanding issues".

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

As a conferee, Congressman Marshall signed the conference report earlier this week after House and Senate ag negotiators reached a final agreement.

"What Kansans tell me over and over is the importance of crop insurance and we've seen farm bills that have been pretty damaging to crop insurance", Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says.

Heitkamp said the final bill mirrors the Senate's version "with a few minor tweaks".

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"We think of it as a food security bill", said Chelsea McGuire, director of government relations at the Arizona Farm Bureau.

It does not make significant changes to the food stamp program that serves almost 40 million low-income Americans.

Republican outgoing Rep. and Gov. -elect Kristi Noem did not comment on the bill Tuesday.

Under the terms of the compromise announced Wednesday, members of Congress would be held personally liable for sexual harassment and retaliation settlements, requiring them to reimburse the Treasury.

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