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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., introduced an amendment to open trade with Cuba.
The farm bill comes up for reauthorization every few years.
"This idea that the prime minister banters about that we've tried to be obstructionist and playing games?" "We can start going after crop insurance and research dollars". Supporters of the group N.C. Farm Families were there late to see the votes cast. John Hoeven who pointed to some of its accomplishments. "It's about the rural bio economy", she said. And that really happened on the nutrition side of the bill, and Congressman Peterson - who is a real Minnesota expert on agriculture and the farm bill - of course couldn't vote for it. Among them was language to revise and strengthen the Conservation Reserve Program, the Conservation Stewardship Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program and regional Conservation Partnership Program to encourage rural and urban partnerships for conservation, and another to provide more mental health resources to the agricultural community.
It is unorthodox that the House rejects amendments from the Senate when the same party holds a majority in both, but in this particular case, if the House were to pass a bill which would give provinces the power to forbid home growing, Trudeau would go against his election promises.
"I think it's time we took this step", McConnell said before the committee's vote. That doesn't stack up to the bipartisan proposal that our Senate colleagues have put together, so we should come back to the drawing board and match their effort. Moreover, he said they will have to weigh the loss of the amendments - particularly the one on home cultivation - against their support for legalization in principle as a way to restrict access to young people and marginalize the existing black market in cannabis.
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· New hunting and fishing opportunities are created by adding new acres to the Conservation Reserve Program and expanding public access on private land in MI for outdoor recreation. The House wants to expand it to 29 million acres from the current 24 million acres. Tester is the Senate's only working farmer.
Roberts said "everybody knows" the House plan wouldn't have the 60 votes needed in the Senate to overcome a parliamentary procedure Democrats could use to block the bill. No firm estimates are known yet, however.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the farm bill under consideration will cost $867 billion over the next 10 years. Since then, farmers in Kentucky have been happily producing hemp as a replacement for tobacco crops.
"We're confident in our legal position on this and we'll defend that legal position if necessary", she said.
The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act amendment, cosponsored by Senator Fischer, would create a task force at the FCC charged with identifying breaks in high-speed internet connectivity across America's farm and ranch land.
The senator said there are about 54,000 North Dakotans on food stamps and that 73 percent are families with children and 33 percent had family members who are senior citizens or disabled. One difference today is that so many farm families have off-farm income.
An amendment aimed at building an export market in Cuba would authorize funding from the Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development Program to be used for trade servicing, technical assistance, and trade promotion work in the island nation.