Hemp advocates say legalizing the plant could be a boon to Indiana's economy.
The new Farm Bill includes a 15 cent tax on live Christmas trees that will go toward a marketing campaign to increase sales.
Both of Indiana's U.S. senators voted in favor of the bill, which now heads to President Obama.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.
Indiana experts reflect on the stalemate in Congress over the Farm Bill, and look to the bill's future next year.
Legislators have largely agreed to cut back on direct payments to farmers, but they disagree on whether to cut food stamps.
The Farm Bill expires today, and if Congress passes the proposed new bill, would eliminate some of the direct payments to farmers.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman is no longer an assistant whip because he advocated for splitting the Farm Bill into an agricultural and a food stamp bill.
While Sen. Dan Coats supports the legislation that came out of the House of Representatives, Sen. Joe Donnelly does not think it will pass the Senate.
After Congress failed to pass a new version of the farm bill, Purdue agriculture economists say they expect another farm bill extension.