Thune: Farm bill will allow farmers more flexibility

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Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, applauded the bill for, "important progress for organic programs, including a long-overdue focus on strengthening enforcement of organic standards for imported products and funding for organic research, as well as important programs for beginning and social disadvantaged farmers". House Republicans say this provision is aimed to encourage more to enter the agriculture sector.

Earlier this year, the House and Senate passed separate bills to address changes in sexual harassment policies in Congress.

Blunt said that a 1995 provision for a "cooling off" period has also been eliminated in the new agreement.

"I mean we even have pictures where we actually took the same 1947 International Harvester cultivators and cultivated the crop", said Ben Pasley of Mount Folley Farms.

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

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Whitaker is now serving as acting attorney general until the Senate confirms Trump's choice of William Barr to take the job. Last week, Trump tweeted that he hopes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will hold a vote on the legislation.

"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".

North Dakota's congressional delegation, all three of whom were tapped as farm bill negotiators, welcomed the final product Tuesday.

The legislation has also been split with funding for food stamps as well, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

"I am glad that we were able to pass a bill today that includes many positive provisions for our farmers", Sanders said.

On Tuesday, Trump said the farm bill "is in very good shape" and that "farmers are well taken care of". At close to $1 trillion a year, the farm bill's price-tag is high.

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The new farm bill will allow farmers to enroll in grain programs every year, instead of every five years.

After a year rocked by the #MeToo movement and months of negotiations, Congress is on the verge of reforming its own sexual harassment regulations.

The lawmakers eventually announced the final version of the proposal late Monday.

U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, a Republican, voted against the bill, though Minnesota's other GOP lawmakers, U.S. Reps. "But this improvement in the margin protection program is going to provide money in the pocket for farmers". The program will survive under the final version of the bill, aides said.

Hemp legalization awaits the pen of President Donald Trump after the U.S. House on Wednesday followed the Senate and approved a 2018 Farm Bill that removes hemp from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Legalizing domestic hemp production could increase the hemp-derived CBD market substantially, with a recent report predicting $22 billion by 2022.

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