The 2018 Farm Bill Comparison to Prior Law

H.R. 2 authorizes most existing programs for five years through FY2023. Overall, the bill provides continuity with the existing framework of farm and food programs even as it modifies numerous programs, alters the amount and type of program funding certain programs receive, and exercises the committee’s discretion not to reauthorize Continue Reading

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State Industrial Hemp Statutes

State legislatures view industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity. Many products use industrial hemp such as fibers, textiles, paper, construction and insulation materials, cosmetic products, animal feed, food, and beverages. It is estimated that more than 25,000 products in nine major market segments utilize industrial hemp including: agriculture, textiles, recycling, Continue Reading

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The 2018 Farm Bill

H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) amends and extends major programs for income support, food and nutrition, land conservation, trade promotion, rural development, research, forestry, horticulture, and other miscellaneous programs administered by Continue Reading

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