A assure about hemp crop insurance coverage may possibly be added to a stalled disaster-help bill pending in the U.S. Senate.
According to The Washington Post, hemp advocate and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is attempting to add language to the legislation to assure hemp will be eligible for federal crop insurance coverage.
McConnell steered hemp legalization to the desk of President Trump final year and has because been attempting to speed hemp’s inclusion in solutions out there to other crops.
In April, McConnell wrote to four federal banking and economic institutions asking them to open economic services to the hemp sector.
The Post, which did not give facts of how McConnell’s proposed crop-insurance coverage assure would function, noted that the fate of the general bill is unclear.
The $17 billion disaster bill has been hung up for months in a fight involving congressional Democrats and the president more than help to Puerto Rico.
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