And I support a bill that includes crop insurance.
That has some farm-policy experts like Clayton suggesting that the legislation at hand could wind up being the farm bill. The U.
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While most of it goes to farmers who grow corn, soybeans, wheat and other crops, K public schools also get a sliver of the total payout. Galen Fick milks 50 Brown Swiss cows every day on his farm in Boyden, Iowa, where his family has been in the dairy business for generations.
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Senators have yet to be briefed on contents of the compromise, Roberts said. But some details did emerge on Thursday. That means House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway R-Texas gave ground on his effort to impose stricter work requirements on millions of food stamp recipients — a proposal in the House bill that led House Democrats to abandon the legislation earlier this year and is seen as politically impossible in the Senate.
Roberts confirmed that the compromise would legalize commercial cultivation and distribution of hemp, a top priority of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Industrial hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant, would be removed from the federal list of controlled substances, allowing hemp farmers and researchers to apply for federal agriculture programs. The farm bill established a pilot program that permitted states that had legalized the crop to pursue research and development initiatives. Stabenow told reporters that a major working-lands initiative — the Conservation Stewardship Program — will not be scrapped, though it was not clear whether the deal features any change to its funding. The House bill had called for the program's elimination, creating a sticking point during conference negotiations as Senate Democrats and conservation groups rallied to preserve it.
A dispute over forestry management that cropped up following the devastating wildfires in California hasn't been settled for good, Roberts said.
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