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HB 1652 Tax credit; agricultural best management practices.

Introduced by: Tony O. Wilt | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Tax credit; agricultural best management practices. Creates an enhanced individual and corporate income tax credit beginning in taxable year 2020 for the implementation of certain agricultural best management practices by the taxpayer that are required as part of a certified resource management plan. The enhanced tax credit is equal to 75 percent of the first $100,000 expended in implementing certain agricultural best management practices, and each amount shall be consistent with the rate offered for each eligible practice under the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program. The amount of the enhanced credit shall not exceed $75,000. The bill retains a tax credit for 25 percent of expenses made for all other agricultural

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HB 1621 Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council; created, report.

Introduced by: Kenneth R. Plum | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a local food economy. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2023.

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SB 954 Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program.

Introduced by: Mark D. Obenshain | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that any dairy farmer that has a resource management plan or nutrient management plan and participates in the federal margin coverage program for dairy producers as contained in the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is eligible to participate in the Program. Under the bill, each year a Program participant will receive a refund of its annual premium payment paid into the federal program

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HB 1566 Industrial hemp; maximum THC concentration.

Introduced by: Mark L. Keam | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Industrial hemp; maximum THC concentration. Increases, in the definition of "industrial hemp," the maximum concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the plant Cannabis sativa from 0.3 percent to one percent. The bill also includes in the definition of "hemp product" the raw materials of any part of the plant Cannabis sativa and eliminates the requirement that the product be otherwise lawful.

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HB 1430 Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund.

Introduced by: Wendy W. Gooditis | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirements for the production of an industrial hemp extract or a food containing an extract and (ii) conditions under which a manufacturer of such extract or food shall be considered an approved source. The bill authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations establishing contaminant tolerances, labeling requirements, and batch testing requirements, and it provides that moneys collected under the chapter shall be deposited in the Virginia Industrial Hemp Fund, created by the bill. The bill directs the Secretary

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HB 1353 Federal acts; meat and poultry.

Introduced by: Wendy W. Gooditis | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Federal acts; meat and poultry. Updates existing Code references to the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act.

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HB 1349 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Division of Marketing.

HB 1349 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Division of Marketing. Introduced by: Roslyn C. Tyler | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Division of Marketing. Removes references to the Division of Marketing of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and authorizes the Commissioner of the Department to adopt regulations in its place. The bill also states that any regulations promulgated by the Director

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HB 1317 Industrial hemp grower; public notice; buffer zone; odor mitigation.

Introduced by: Lashrecse D. Aird | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Industrial hemp grower; public notice; buffer zone; odor mitigation. Requires any applicant for registration as a grower of industrial hemp to state either that the growing premises are more than 100 yards from any residential area or that he has complied with pre-registration public notice and comment requirements set by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations requiring each registered grower of industrial hemp to maintain a buffer zone from the property lines of the growing premises and to perform odor mitigation at such premises during peak blooming season.

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HB 1194 Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program.

Introduced by: Alfonso H. Lopez | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that any dairy farmer that has a resource management plan or nutrient management plan and participates in the federal margin coverage program for dairy producers at the Tier 1 level as contained in the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is eligible to participate in the Program. Under the bill, each year a Program participant will receive a refund of its annual premium payment paid into the federal program.

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SB 918 Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund.

Introduced by: David W. Marsden | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirements for the production of an industrial hemp extract or a food containing an extract and (ii) conditions under which a manufacturer of such extract or food shall be considered an approved source. The bill authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations establishing contaminant tolerances, labeling requirements, and batch testing requirements, and it provides that

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