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The non-psychoactive component of marijuana is the latest craze in alternative medicine. Even Walgreens and CVS plan to sell CBD products. But there's one group that has yet to cash in on the CBD fever: Texas farmers.

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Election day is just a few days away, and by now you’ve heard a ton about the fierce senate contest between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke. But what about those other statewide races, like the agriculture commissioner race?

Republican incumbent Sid Miller is challenged by Democrat Kim Olsen. Now, you may be thinking, “What’s Agricultural Commissioner have to do with me?”

The short answer is: well, a lot more than you’d think.


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Hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas agricultural products could be at stake if the U.S. enters into a trade war with China. But Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said China’s threat of increased tariffs will ultimately benefit Texas farmers.