Editor's Note
The chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Agricultural Committees announced that they've reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill. Lawmakers have been negotiating a compromise between House and Senate versions of the legislation that includes a provision to remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), expand banking access for CBD companies and allow farmers to buy crop insurance.
U.S. lawmakers have struck a deal in principle on the Farm Bill, the top agriculture lawmakers and senators said on Thursday, capping months of bitter partisan debate over the legislation to fund $867 billion in food and agriculture programs.

“We are pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill,” a joint statement from the chairmen and ranking members of Senate and House Agriculture Committees said.

“We are working to finalize legal and report language as well as CBO scores, but we still have more work to do. We are committed to delivering a new farm bill to America as quickly as possible,” they said in a statement.