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2014 Farm Bill Pilot Program Authority EXTENDED!

Early this morning the President signed into law a Continuing Resolution (CR), a short-term  “stopgap” spending bill that extends current funding levels, keeping Federal Government open through December 11, 2020.

Included in the CR is Section 122, which provides,

Section 7605(b) of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (7 U.S.C. 5940 note; Public Law 115–334) is amended by striking “the date that is 1 year after the date on which the Secretary establishes a plan under section 297C of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946” and inserting “September 30, 2021” .

As such, 7605 of the 2018 Farm Bill now reads:

“Effective on September 30, 2021, section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 5940) is repealed.”

Extension of the 2014 Farm Bill pilot program authority until September 30, 2021 provides additional time for hemp farmers, all industry stakeholders, and state departments of agriculture to work with USDA in developing rational rules over the domestic hemp production program that will allow our industry to thrive.

We encourage the industry to contact Agricultural Hemp Solutions to learn more about the AgHS Crossroads Campaign and their lobbying efforts to Align Federal Legislation and USDA Rulemaking with the Domestic Hemp Industry. 

To learn more about this extension and how this may impact your business operations over the next year, please call us for a consultation. 

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