Senate farm bill includes sustainable agriculture provisions

Senate farm bill includes sustainable agriculture provisions

 The bill, passed on Thursday, does not contain an amendment sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden supporting hemp industry.

The bill contains two provisions by Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley aimed at helping Oregon farmers.

The first of Merkley's improves crop insurance for organic farmers and the other provides low-cost loans for energy efficiency renovations of homes and businesses in rural areas.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon