Discussion of the Senate farm bill continues today on the Senate floor.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s pleased the ag committee included his provision to allow legal farming of industrial hemp.
“Industrial hemp is a completely different plant than its illicit cousin,” McConnell says. “It’s time we get Washington out of the way and let American farmers meet the growing demand of American consumers. Enough is enough.”
One of the amendments that will be considered is Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s proposal to tighten eligibility rules for commodity program payments.