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A closed Capitol
Over the course of two days, the fruit and vegetable growers and industry executives who came to Washington to lobby on immigration reform and other issues experienced the expiration of the farm bill and the government shutdown.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Fate of farm bill in the air while Congress deals with shutdown
Overshadowed by the federal government shutdown, the ongoing debate over the farm bill has largely stayed out of the spotlight. And that worries some agriculture groups.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm program payments delayed
While the partial federal government shutdown is delaying farm program payments, its impact is minimized by the current economic state of agriculture, according to Dwight Aakre, farm management specialist at the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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In the middle of a government shutdown, hope for a farm bill remains
The government shutdown has diverted attention from writing a new farm bill, but there has been movement toward a conference between the House and the Senate on the bills they have passed and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has raised the possibility of including the farm bill in a larger budget deal.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Restore integrity of SNAP
The news reports of young surfers in California who use food stamps (SNAP) to maintain a work-free lifestyle.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Don’t believe criticism of farm bill’s dairy title
Washington is bracing for another bruising battle this fall when the House and Senate meet in conference to hash out the details of the 2013 farm bill.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Smithfield Foods closes sale to China’s Shuanghui
Pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. on Thursday completed its sale to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., the largest shareholder of China’s biggest meat processor.
Friday, September, 27, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Heitkamp: No new farm bill before deadline
Congress won’t approve a new farm bill before the old one expires Sept. 30, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday.
Wednesday, September, 25, 2013 - Agweek - 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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House to vote on food stamp cuts
The House is poised to vote on cutting nearly $4 billion a year from food stamp assistance, now used by 1 in 7 Americans.
Thursday, September, 19, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Dakota Growers sold to Post for $370 million
North Dakota’s Dakota Growers Pasta Co., based in Carrington, N.D., has been sold again — this time to Post Holdings Inc. of St. Louis, Mo.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Circular hauling profits big banks
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Timothy Weiner, commodities and metals global risk manager for MillerCoors LLC said his company had paid “tens of millions of dollars in excess premiums over the last several years,” as a result of London Metals Exchange rules.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Renewable Fuels Standard working
Big Oil wants to repeal RFS.
Monday, September, 16, 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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ND farmers flying into D.C. to push for farm bill
Everyone has to eat. That’s the motto southwest North Dakota farmers Jim Kerzman and Bob Kuylen have, and it’s the sentiment they’re taking with them to Washington, D.C., this week as part of the National Farmers Union’s annual fly-in event to lobby members of Congress to support the farm bill.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA will not withdraw poultry rule
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will not withdraw its proposed rule to make changes to poultry inspections, Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen told Agweek, even though the Government Accountability Office issued a report Sept. 4 criticizing the way FSIS has handled pilot projects that led up to the rule.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Tell House members to pass farm bill
For nearly 50 years, members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate recognized that linking consumers, who buy food, to producers, who grow food, was a means to an end with benefits to both.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Latest news
American Crystal Sugar may be fined for alleged safety violations, overall crop budgets are down in S.D., and nearly 125 tons of unusable pesticides were collected and shipped out of N.D. during this year's Project Safe Send.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - - 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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An earful about ag
Eric Cantor toured the Bakken Oil Patch on Aug. 28 to see North Dakota’s energy production firsthand, but he also talked one-on-one with Cando, N.D., farmer Gene Nicholas about the state’s other leading industry.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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