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Farm bill support frays amid tight money, shifting alliances
For decades, Congress rolled food stamps and farm subsidies together into one giant bill. The tactic generated lots of rural and urban votes from politicians in both parties. Everyone got something out of the deal.
Tuesday, July, 09, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Groups urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to floor
More than 500 farm groups wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, July 2 to urge him to bring the full farm bill back to the House floor as soon as possible, while House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., defended the single bill and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., said he thinks he is making headway with his idea of splitting the bill into two.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Fight for SD ag continues
After hours of debate in the House Agriculture Committee and on the House floor, a majority of lawmakers failed to do the right thing and vote in favor of this bill.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Multiple organizations urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to the House floor
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation was among more than 532 organizations that today urged House leadership to bring the farm bill back to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.
Tuesday, July, 02, 2013 - - News

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Farmers belong on a tractor
When it comes to discussions about farm policy — in particular the decision by many farmers to purchase crop insurance — critics have chosen to throw farmers under the bus instead of debating the policies on their merits.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Trouble with prevented-planting insurance
2012 might not qualify as a planting year under the Risk Management Agency's “one-in-four” which seems to indicate that if farmers could plant in any one of the previous four years, they would be eligible for prevented-planting insurance.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate leader Reid says no to farm law extension
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives needs to solve its farm bill impasse by enacting the Senate's bipartisan bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday, warning that the Democrat-run Senate will not extend current law again.
Tuesday, June, 25, 2013 - - News

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Prevented planting estimates released
2 million acres in ND estimated unplanted
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Busy time for crop insurers
Agents played pivotal role in area’s wet planting season
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Lobbyist: farm bill failure 'undercuts our effectiveness'
Randy Russell, a prominent agricultural lobbyist, said he could not remember when a farm bill had failed on final passage in either the House or the Senate and that he did not believe it had happened in modern times. The failure to pass the bill, Russell said on June 21, “is a negative reflection on the agriculture community broadly defined. Yesterday was not a good day for agriculture. It undercuts our effectiveness.”
Friday, June, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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House votes to delay food safety rules
The House voted late Wednesday to delay sweeping food safety rules that would require farmers and food companies to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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House to vote on cuts to crop insurance
The House will vote today on whether to cut federally subsidized crop insurance that helps farmers when they lose crops or revenue.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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White House threatens veto of House farm bill
The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
Tuesday, June, 18, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Drought tests SD farmer again
In southeast SD, drought reminiscent of 1980s farm crisis
Monday, June, 17, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Adapting to change
ND farmer and mom overcome rare double loss
Monday, June, 17, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Boehner says he will support farm bill
House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion dollar legislation that stalled in the House last year.
Wednesday, June, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate approves farm bill
Now comes the hard part: House passage.
Tuesday, June, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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NDSU establishes prevented-planting website
Provides analyzer to help producers
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - North Dakota State University - News

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Prevented planting?
Farmers have several options when crop losses result from conditions such as flooded fields
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - University of Minnesota Extension - News

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