House And Senate Ag Leaders: We’ve Reached Agreement In Principle On 2018 Farm Bill

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) made the following announcement today on the state of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations:“We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. We Read the full article…

First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced In Senate

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) on Wednesday introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary Read the full article…

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Which Includes Senator McConnell’s Hemp Farming Act

Farm Bill is a Victory for American Agriculture

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture. A conference committee made up with members from both chambers will now reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Farm Bill. The Read the full article…

Senate OKs Bill Changing Tax Structure Of Marijuana Law

The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  The Senate has passed a bill that removes the excise tax on producers and processors of recreational marijuana and instead imposes the tax only on retail sales. Senate Bill 6062 passed on a 26-22 vote in the early morning hours of Friday and now heads to the House for consideration. Under the measure, the Read the full article…

Senate Takes Bipartisan Shot At Drug Enforcement Administration

Fort Lupton's PureVision Technology wants to process hemp stalks for consumer-product manufacturing and plans large-scale biorefinery in Oregon.

WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to block efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack down on hemp, following the DEA’s recent action against the state of Kentucky. An amendment co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who both represent states with farmers interested Read the full article…