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Frank Lucas, R-Okla., House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla.

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Negotiators say no new US farm bill before January
WASHINGTON - The lead agricultural negotiators in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday that a new bill would not be completed before January as Democrats and Republicans struggle to reach a compromise on sticking points such as funding for food stamps.
Tuesday, December, 10, 2013 - Reuters - News

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US farm bill agreement could come within days
An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as Monday, followed by final approval likely within days, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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GOP prepares bill to cut food stamps by 5 percent
House Republicans are preparing legislation that would cut food stamps by as much as $4 billion annually in an effort to downsize a program that many conservatives say has become too bloated in recent years.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Food stamp cuts kick in as Congress debates more
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.
Thursday, October, 31, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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U.S. meat-labeling law now farm bill target
Members of a select House-Senate panel on Wednesday targeted for potential repeal a U.S. meat-labeling law that Mexico and Canada have challenged as a violation of world trade rules, and that U.S. meatpackers also oppose.
Thursday, October, 31, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Boehner: No farm bill savings in budget
Farm bill conference negotiations appeared to be moving along last week, but House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, threw a wild card into the process on Nov. 14 when he told reporters he does not want any budget savings in the farm bill used in the attempt to reach a larger House-Senate agreement on the budget.
Friday, November, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Food stamps, subsidies knotty issues as US farm talks drag on
Time is quickly running out to write a new $500 billion U.S. farm policy this year and one of the biggest problems facing the four key negotiators on the project is how much to cut spending on food stamps for the poor.
Thursday, November, 21, 2013 - Reuters - News

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NFU would support planted acres compromise
The National Farmers Union would support a compromise on the issue of making farm payments on current planted acres or farmers’ historic base, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said in an interview in Minot, N.D., where he was attending the North Dakota Farmers Union convention.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Ag leaders hopeful for farm bill
House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders said Dec. 13 they expect both houses of Congress to pass a new farm bill in early January. But they will not reveal a framework for the bill until early January, so they can show it to the other 37 conferees first.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: Farm bill passes in the House; Senate vote could come Thursday
The farm bill passed in the House with a vote of 251 to 166.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill action takes the backseat
Rural lawmakers will go back to Washington with more instructions from their constituents on how to vote on whether to give President Barack Obama authority to act in Syria than on how to handle the farm bill or a Republican proposal to cut food stamps.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House could vote soon on farm bill
The House of Representatives appears poised to vote on a bill to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, possibly creating the ground work for a farm bill conference with the Senate and passage of a bill later this year.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - - News

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Path to farm bill conference remains unclear despite House food stamp vote
The House of Representatives on Sept. 19 passed a nutrition bill that satisfies conservative demands to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, but it still does not create a clear path toward a conference with the Senate on the farm bill.
Friday, September, 20, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Robin Hood in reverse on the farm
Nothing more sharply illustrates the immortal nature of government than the federal farm program, which began during the New Deal as a “temporary” relief measure for the rural poor and which now, in its 80th year, flourishes as a permanent entitlement for the rich.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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SD, ND storm disaster helps prompt House approval of farm bill committee
The House and Senate are finally set to go to conference on the farm bill, spurred in part by the lack of livestock disaster aid for farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota.
Friday, October, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill negotiations continue
Conferees engaged in intensive talks.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Meeting today will discuss framework for farm bill agreement
The chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees are scheduled to meet today on the farm bill and possibly announce a comprehensive framework agreement before both chambers leave for a Thanksgiving break.
Thursday, November, 21, 2013 - - News

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Congress leaves for break with no farm bill agreement
Congress left Washington on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving without reaching agreement on a new farm bill, leaving in question whether the bill will be finished before the end of the calendar year.
Friday, November, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill shows signs of progress
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees appear to be making progress on merging the House and Senate farm bills .
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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