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House farm bill passage raises concern
Area farm group leaders have worked for two years on a new farm bill. They have a mixed reaction on whether legislation approved Thursday by the U.S. House is a step in the right direction.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House passes farm bill without food stamps
A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm bill comes up again in House
A late Wednesday decision by the House Rules Committee sent the farm bill to the full House, first for a parliamentary debate and, if that passes, for a vote on the bill itself.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Republicans drop food stamps from farm bill
Just hours before Thursday’s expected floor vote, it was still unclear whether GOP leaders had the 218 votes needed to pass the new measure containing only farm programs.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Meat groups sue USDA over meat labeling rule
Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product’s origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Agriculture over new labeling rules.
Wednesday, July, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Farm bill support frays amid tight money, shifting alliances
For decades, Congress rolled food stamps and farm subsidies together into one giant bill. The tactic generated lots of rural and urban votes from politicians in both parties. Everyone got something out of the deal.
Tuesday, July, 09, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Urban-rural alliance breaks down
The recent defeat of this year’s farm bill — traditionally a sturdy, albeit lonely pillar of cooperation in Washington — highlighted how the country-city political marriage became yet another victim of partisan politics in polarizing times.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Groups urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to floor
More than 500 farm groups wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, July 2 to urge him to bring the full farm bill back to the House floor as soon as possible, while House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., defended the single bill and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., said he thinks he is making headway with his idea of splitting the bill into two.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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'People blew it up on purpose'
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says changes to food stamps sabotaged a new farm bill in the House of Representatives, but he is pushing for new legislation.
Monday, July, 08, 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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Fight for SD ag continues
After hours of debate in the House Agriculture Committee and on the House floor, a majority of lawmakers failed to do the right thing and vote in favor of this bill.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farm bill optimism still alive
Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is discouraged by the defeat of the farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, but he’s still optimistic.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - - Opinion

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Amendments stall farm bill
Democrats in the U.S. House say Republicans’ last-minute amendments poisoned the well and led to the farm bill’s demise.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - Opinion

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Multiple organizations urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to the House floor
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation was among more than 532 organizations that today urged House leadership to bring the farm bill back to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.
Tuesday, July, 02, 2013 - - News

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Heitkamp urges House to reconsider vote on farm bill
The North Dakota Democrat heard concerns from agricultural representatives at a recent roundtable.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Future of the farm bill in limbo as Congress leaves for July 4 holiday
The House farm bill, which failed to gain enough votes for passage on June 20, was left in limbo as the Republican majority remained divided on the bill and members of Congress left the nation’s capital for the July 4 holiday.
Thursday, June, 27, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate leader Reid says no to farm law extension
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives needs to solve its farm bill impasse by enacting the Senate's bipartisan bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday, warning that the Democrat-run Senate will not extend current law again.
Tuesday, June, 25, 2013 - - News

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Heitkamp urges House to reconsider vote on farm bill
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Monday that the House needs to reconsider its vote Thursday that defeated one of two proposed farm bills.
Tuesday, June, 25, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Reid pressures House to pass farm bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won’t pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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