Recently Advanced Farm Bill Could Have Wide-reaching Impact on Produce & Floral Industries

Recently Advanced Farm Bill Could Have Wide-reaching Impact on Produce & Floral Industries

Federal Regulations, Food Safety, Produce
The national conversation surrounding the 2018 Farm Bill, advanced in the Senate on June 28th by an 86-11 vote, will likely revolve around the highly political topics as the bill continues through the legislative process.   Topics such as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which could see a congressional war over work requirements to receive food stamp benefits, international trade and tariffs, and the improvement of the Federal Crop Insurance program. The conversation around SNAP, in particular, figures to be very partisan and it is easily the most controversial aspect of the farm bill. There are also proposals in the bill that have bipartisan support, such as the potential federal legalization of hemp. Hemp is currently lumped into the controlled substance category alongside its cousin, marijuana. And a provision…
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