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Heitkamp, Cramer see farm bill agreement coming soon
Maintaining her assurance that a new farm bill will become reality soon, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she will tell attendees at a trio of agriculture-related gatherings this weekend that a bill will become reality before year’s end.
Friday, November, 22, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress leaves for break with no farm bill agreement
Congress left Washington on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving without reaching agreement on a new farm bill, leaving in question whether the bill will be finished before the end of the calendar year.
Friday, November, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Meeting today will discuss framework for farm bill agreement
The chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees are scheduled to meet today on the farm bill and possibly announce a comprehensive framework agreement before both chambers leave for a Thanksgiving break.
Thursday, November, 21, 2013 - - News

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Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws
The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
Tuesday, November, 19, 2013 - - News

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Boehner: No farm bill savings in budget
Farm bill conference negotiations appeared to be moving along last week, but House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, threw a wild card into the process on Nov. 14 when he told reporters he does not want any budget savings in the farm bill used in the attempt to reach a larger House-Senate agreement on the budget.
Friday, November, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill negotiations continue
Conferees engaged in intensive talks.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Signs of cooperation in farm bill conference, but disagreements remain
House and Senate farm bill conferees sounded like they wanted to reach agreement at their first meeting on Oct. 30, but major conflicts still remain.
Friday, November, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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U.S. meat-labeling law now farm bill target
Members of a select House-Senate panel on Wednesday targeted for potential repeal a U.S. meat-labeling law that Mexico and Canada have challenged as a violation of world trade rules, and that U.S. meatpackers also oppose.
Thursday, October, 31, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Senators oppose GIPSA, synfuels plant may add urea and semi kills cattle in rollover.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Shutdown ends, paving way for farm bill negotiations
The government shutdown has ended and federal officials are going back to work. That means farm bill committees from the House and Senate can begin negotiations to come up with one comprehensive bill between the ones passed by each.
Thursday, October, 17, 2013 - - News

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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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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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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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House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Republican push to slash food stamps puts farm bill in jeopardy
WASHINGTON — A plan by House leaders to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program — twice the amount of cuts proposed in a House bill that failed in June — threatens to derail efforts by the House and Senate to work together to complete a farm bill before agriculture programs expire on Sept. 30.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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GOP prepares bill to cut food stamps by 5 percent
House Republicans are preparing legislation that would cut food stamps by as much as $4 billion annually in an effort to downsize a program that many conservatives say has become too bloated in recent years.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate sends farm bill back to House
With a powerful assist from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., convinced the Senate on July 18 to send the farm bill back to the House.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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SD senator warns he could vote ‘no’ on farm bill
As the farm bill heads into a conference committee, South Dakota’s senior senator warned that he might vote against the final version.
Thursday, July, 18, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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GOP tries to split farm bill
U.S. House Republicans want to remove food stamps from a farm bill, then pass the previously defeated agriculture funding legislation on its own.
Wednesday, July, 10, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Agriculture's clout
The startling failure of the farm bill last month reflects the declining clout of the farm lobby and the once-powerful committees that have jurisdiction over agriculture policy, economists and political scientists say.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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