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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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Horse killed, 2 people injured in ND collision, Kan. wheat farmer sues Monsanto and shortfall in ethanol production leads to a reduction in RINS
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate to take up farm bill June 10, passage likely
Prospects for passage are good since the Senate voted 75 to 22 on June 6 to invoke cloture, which means ending debate on the bill after 30 hours. All 53 Democrats voted for cloture, and the Republicans were split down the middle, with 22 voting for it and 22 against.
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Sen. Franken presses Vilsack to help alleviate feed shortage in Minn.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, asking him to take immediate action to help alleviate the serious feed and forage shortage facing livestock producers in southern Minnesota. Some producers are less than a week away from running out of feed.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - - News

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Peterson: farm bill not out of the woods
The ranking Democrat from Minnesota on the House Agriculture Committee said committee members were able to pass the bill earlier in May in a 36-10 vote. A separate farm bill made it through the Senate Agriculture Committee earlier this year and could be up for a vote in early June.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Hydropower from ag ditches pushed in Congress
As costs mount to repair aging water supply networks and make them more efficient in the face of recurring drought, irrigation district managers say the electricity from small hydropower projects could be sold to provide money to help cover their expenses.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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UAVs and the fields below
Boosters say unmanned aerial vehicles will play bigger role in farming
Thursday, May, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate debates farm bill
In a major victory for the sugar grower industry, the Senate voted against an amendment by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to change the program. The vote was 45 in favor and 54 against.
Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate rejects GMO labeling farm bill amendment
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
Thursday, May, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate rejects Shaheen sugar program amendment
In a major victory for the sugar grower industry, the Senate has voted against an amendment by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to change the program. The vote was 45 in favor and 54 against.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - - News

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Senate rejects bid to let states run food stamps
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate votes to make small cut to food stamps
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut — or roughly a half of 1 percent — to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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White House says more farm subsidy cuts needed
The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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ND senators decry crop insurance, conservation compliance link
The Senate farm bill scheduled for debate May 21 would link crop insurance to conservation compliance, significantly affecting North Dakota farmers who drained wetlands to allow more room for valuable crops. The House bill does not link the two.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate will debate farm bill May 21
The Senate is expected to begin debate May 21 on a new farm bill that the Senate Agriculture Committee approved on May 14.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate Ag Committee approves massive farm bill
The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Groups agree on conservation, crop insurance
Farm groups have agreed to endorse ineligibility for premium assistance if conservation mandates aren’t met.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Focus on a farm bill
The Democratic-controlled Senate wants to make a small cut in food stamps, and Stabenow is likely to propose a cut of about $4 billion over 10 years, while the Republican-controlled House wants a much bigger cut.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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ND insurance agents say prevent-plant crop insurance rules are untenable
A new head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency on May 2 got an earful from U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and a roomful of farmers and crop insurance agents in Fargo, about the agency’s handling of prevent-plant rules.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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