President Trump Signs Farm Bill Into Law

President Trump on Thursday signed into law a farm bill which was passed by both the House of Representatives and Senate with strong bipartisan support.  The bill addresses areas including farming, nutrition, conservation, trade, energy, and forestry.

 

While the bill was moving through Congress, proposed expanded work requirements for some people who receive Food Stamps were removed, along with controversial forestry changes purportedly aimed at combating wildfires.

The final bill also includes a provision supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would make hemp a legal agricultural commodity and remove it from the federal list of controlled substances.  That will hemp farmers to apply for crop insurance.

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