In a move that is very important to the fledgling industrial hemp industry in the U.S., Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is requesting that the USDA give industrial hemp farmers the same protections as other specialty crop growers.

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29 states have now legalized hemp growing on a limited basis, and if farmers are to spend their time and money on this crop, they need the same protection as other specialty crops.

The USDA provides insurance for natural disaster, particularly weather, due to recent unusual weather patterns and up until now does not include hemp growers, but the Senator has claimed that if these programs are to succeed, they need to have the same support.

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