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November 14, 2019

The N.C. Senate Voted Monday To Pass The North Carolina Farm Act Of 2019

The N.C. Senate voted Monday evening to pass the North Carolina Farm Act of 2019, which positions North Carolina to be a national leader in hemp production by taking advantage of recent federal changes that loosen restrictions on hemp farmers. “Agriculture and our hardworking farmers have always been the driving force of North Carolina’s economy and this ensures that will continue to be the case in the future,” said Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson) “Hemp production is a potential boom industry and the Farm Act of 2019 gives North Carolina the opportunity to be a pioneer in that industry.” The federal government recently changed laws governing hemp production in the United States to be more in line with much of the world. Previously, Congress permitted only small-scale hemp pilot programs, which North Carolina adopted successfully. The 2018 federal farm bill allows for wide-scale hemp production provided states adopt stringent licensing and enforcement standards.

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