The Hill.TV: Hemp Provision Key to Passage of New Farm Bill

News / In The News January 9, 2019

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The Hill.TV featured American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley in a story on the instrumental role of a hemp provision in securing passage of the new farm bill. “That was key to getting the farm bill done,” Walmsley, director of congressional relations, told Hill.TV. “At the end of the day that was a priority for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

Walmsley also explained that inclusion of the provision helped set the stage for expanding the hemp industry amid rising demand for cannabidiol oil, which has become increasingly popular for treating common ailments like pain without the mind-altering effects of marijuana and certain pharmaceutical drugs.

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