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USDA’s Perdue pressed on hemp program details, H-2A reforms in Virginia

Hemp banking, crop insurance a focus

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Hurdles facing the budding hemp industry now provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill have made it a crop under US farm programs and the need for changes to the H-2A temporary guestworker visa program were some of the key issues raised by farmers during a roundtable with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) at a roundtable in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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