US hemp farmers will be able to continue operating under the 2018 Farm Bill framework until the end of September next year, as stopgap funding was approved and signed into law by president Joe Biden.

The current Farm Bill, which is replaced by a new one every five years, was due to expire in September this year, with the 2023 bill coming into force. The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation governing the regulatory framework for a whole host of commodities. The part dealing with hemp, although attracting some media coverage, forms only a small part of the overall bill and has nothing to do with the delay.

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Tiziana Cauli

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Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector.

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