Second U.S. senator asks USDA to delay implementing Farm Bill

Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado is the second U.S. lawmaker to ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to delay implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill until 2022.

In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Gardner said the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Farm Bill, “as currently drafted, threatens the industrial hemp industry’s potential for Colorado’s farmers and seriously undermines this growing industry.”

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