Five States Approve Legalizing Marijuana

Agriculture

I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

While we await the outcome of the Presidential election, one race will impact the future leadership of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Results show veteran Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, has lost his bid for a 16th term. Peterson, losing by double-digits to GOP challenger Michelle Fischbach. Fischbach is a conservative former state Senator who briefly served as lieutenant governor. Four other Democrats on the committee also losing their seats, but Democrats will retain control of the House. On the Republican side of the House Ag Committee, at least three Republicans opted to leave Congress with one of those races headed to a runoff — Louisiana’s 5th district.

Marijuana could become a bigger cash crop soon for farmers. Voters in South Dakota, Montana, Mississippi, Arizona, and New Jersey now adding their states to the list of places legalizing marijuana or medical marijuana for adults. And Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

You probably know Stoffer’s for selling frozen foods, and if you love its’ lasagna, check this out. On social media, it previewed some unique swag for sale. Some of the items expected to be for sale –a “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my mac and cheese” mug A “layer up” sweatshirt… and even a self-insulated lasagna fanny pack. The website is shop-stouffers-dot-com.

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