The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday passed the 2018 farm bill in a 20-1 vote despite an attempt to tighten farmer subsidies.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, cast the sole "no" vote, because his amendment to limit subsidy payments wasn't added to the proposed bill.
The farm bill includes hemp legalization legislation that is backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
McConnell made a case during Wednesday's agriculture panel meeting for supporting the hemp legalization.
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