Western Kentucky Congressman James Comer says the Farm Bill compromise on the table in a conference committee he serves on will be good for Kentucky farmers and the commonwealth’s rural residents.
The Republican from Monroe County says it provides funding for broadband internet expansion and includes crop insurance and other initiatives important to farmers.
He’s disappointed the Farm Bill compromise doesn’t include work requirements for recipients of entitlements, but says there just wasn’t enough support to get it through the Senate.
The current version of the Farm Bill removes industrial hemp from the federal list of controlled substances and Comer says Kentucky is already being recognized as being ahead of the game on hemp for legalizing it several years ago.
He says the funding for broadband expansion will likely be funneled through utility providers to assist them in offering service to underserved areas.
Listen to our entire interview with Congressman Comer below: