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Letter: New farm bill should be vetoed
I hope President Obama will call Congress and tell them he’s preparing his veto pen for the 2014 farm bill. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that this hideous piece of legislation gives to the rich and takes from the poor.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - - News

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Senate farm bill vote comes today
The Senate ended debate on the farm bill conference report Monday evening, paving the way for final passage today.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Humane livestock handling a recent concern
The issue of the humane handling and slaughter of livestock is not a recent concern triggered by videos that shock the public. The issue goes back as far as the Eisenhower Administration when, in 1958, Congress passed the Humane Slaughter Act (HMSA). In that act, Congress “declared [it] to be the policy of the United States that the slaughtering of livestock and the handling of livestock in connection with slaughter shall be carried out only by humane methods.”
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring could bring relief for beef prices
Already pricey beef at grocery stores is expected to become even more expensive in February — wholesale beef and cattle prices are at all-time highs this winter in the U.S., fueled by a tight supply of cattle.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
The big news is the farm bill. Check out the Feb. 3 issue of Agweek to see what's in the bill and what farm groups think of some of the major provisions. Also in the Feb. 3 issue, learn about the research at the Northern Crops Institute, rail issues and how they've affected regional ag, coverage of the KMOT Ag Expo, and much more.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Country of Origin Labeling divides some organizations
While most farmers and ranchers celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill Wednesday, some regional beef producers who hoped to exclude a provision that demands “Product of the U.S.A.” labels on American meat weren’t pleased.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Subsidies taken out for biofuel blending gas pumps
Lobbyists opposed to mixing more ethanol in gasoline scored another victory on Wednesday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm bill with a provision removing subsidies for biofuel blending pumps in rural areas.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - - 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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OPINION: Farm bill deserves Congress’ support
Congratulations to North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson and others on the House-Senate conference committee, who didn’t let the one of the most fractious and partisan environments in decades stop them from crafting a compromise farm bill.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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House vote on farm bill expected this morning
The House is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Eastern time today and the one-hour debate over the farm bill conference report is scheduled to begin about 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 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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Latest news
Neighbors warned ND horses were starving, listeria found in SD bottled raw milk, elevator fire closes interstate in Minn., industrial beet grower meetings scheduled, Peterson blames Grassley for farm bill heartburn, and South Korea steps up measures to contain bird flu.
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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Peterson blames Grassley for farm bill heartburn
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, announced at a meeting in Comstock, Minn., on Jan. 23, that the farm bill had hit another snag late in the day.
Friday, January, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson talks about the Jan. 27 issue: oats, RFS, farm bill, weather and precision ag. This issue has it all.
Thursday, January, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp: We’re close to a new farm bill
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 Tuesday.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - - News

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