LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky congressman has been chosen to serve on the conference committee assigned to negotiate a final version of the federal farm bill.
U.S. Rep. James Comer says the final product will be the “most impactful legislation” signed into law this year.
The conference committee role is a plum assignment for Comer, who is still in his first full term in the House. He represents a rural district that relies heavily on agriculture.
The committee will work out differences between the House and Senate versions of the farm bill.
Comer says he’ll also be a big advocate for including language in the farm bill to legalize hemp.
Kentucky has been at the forefront of hemp’s comeback, and Comer has been a big advocate since he was state agriculture commissioner.