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Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays
Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute
The U.S. faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A sigh of relief: Farm bill signed into law
On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - 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, Senate leaders predict swift passage of farm bill
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are optimistic that the long-overdue U.S. farm bill will pass, although the House of Representatives vote set for Wednesday could be the more difficult hurdle.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farm bill conference report released; see it here
Agweek/The Hagstrom Report has obtained a copy of the farm bill conference report released just today. See it in its entirety.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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House vote on farm bill expected Wednesday
House and Senate agriculture leaders today are wrapping up a deal on a farm bill that will raise target prices for grains with payments made on base acres, include a new dairy program that is not considered supply management, and payment limitation rules that do not please critics and will not make any changes to country-of-origin labeling for red meat or changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - 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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New farm bill expected in February
Congress is close to passing a new farm bill and could reach an agreement in the next few weeks, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Jan. 21.
Friday, January, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill could go to House floor Jan. 27
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Jan. 16 he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished before the House goes out of session on Jan. 29 when the Republican members go on their retreat.
Friday, January, 17, 2014 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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