OWEGO, N.Y. – The top Democrat in the United States Senate stopped by Owego this morning to discuss his support for industrial hemp farming.

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the House to include a provision supporting hemp that was included the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill.

The Hemp Farming Act would remove hemp from the Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act and would turn all regulation of the plant over to the states.

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