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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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House majority leader Cantor talks farm bill during oil tour of western ND
In the middle of a crew camp that houses North Dakota oil workers, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got an earful about agriculture.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Immigration reform favors ag
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a commonsense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farmers face uncertainty
Political posturing about who or what is delaying action on a much-needed farm bill came into sharper focus when the Republican speaker of the U.S. House refused to appoint members to a conference committee.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farm Bureau head: Keep nutrition in farm bill
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says a nutrition program should be part of the new farm bill.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm tax cancellation not part of Minn. special legislative session
Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton this morning could not agree on doing any more in a special session than approving less than $5 million in disaster relief. Before today’s meeting, everyone seemed to think that a new sales tax on farm implement repair should be canceled.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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ND Farmers Union: Keep nutrition in new farm bill
North Dakota Farmers Union officials say they want to keep nutrition programs in the new farm bill.
Tuesday, August, 20, 2013 - - News

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Fix problems in farm bill
During his visit to Minnesota’s annual Farmfest, Forum News Service reporter Don Davis found more apathy than anxiety. Farmers just didn’t seem too concerned about the lack of a farm bill.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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US wants low-cost sugar program
With Mexican sugar exports to the U.S.surging, the U.S. government goal of a no-cost sugar program is not feasible in the near future. But government officials and grower industry leaders said they are determined to operate the program at as low a cost to taxpayers as possible.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven: Farm leaders should woo big-city lawmakers
North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven is asking agriculture producers in the state to lobby lawmakers from “urban and suburban” areas of the country about passing a farm bill.
Wednesday, August, 14, 2013 - - News

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Heitkamp bemoans Senate gridlock
North Dakota senators travel the state during recess to talk energy, farm bill and health care.
Tuesday, August, 13, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Peterson 'not optimistic' about farm bill
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., told the nation’s beet and cane growers on Aug. 7 that for a farm bill to pass, pressure must come from states that produce non-commodity crops.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Vilsack talks cotton payments, GMO with Brazilian officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has told Brazilian officials that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is running out of money and authority to make payments in the World Trade Organization cotton subsidies agreement. But he urged them to buy U.S. wheat, beef and pork exports and find ways to cooperate with the U.S. on biotechnology and biofuels policy.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Leaders renew debate about renewable fuels
The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown
Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will see the light of day.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Millions in subsidies go to deceased farmers
The federal government pays millions of dollars in farm subsidies each year to farmers who have died, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture lacks the proper controls to make sure the money it sends is going to the right people, a government audit has found.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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Wetlands loss
An interactive map published by the Environmental working group shows the counties that have experienced the most dramatic conversions of wetlands, habitat and highly erodible lands to cropland.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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SD Certified Beef still a good idea
The South Dakota Certified Beef program isn’t living up to the expectations set by its many boosters.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - - Opinion

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