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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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Putting good times to good use
In times of prosperity, it's important to prepare for what comes next.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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House farm bill is right
What happened to the “farmer” in Democrat-Farmer-Labor party? Minnesota Democrats such as Rep. Andrew Falk, DL-Murdock have proven that they simply don’t stand up for those in Greater Minnesota and the agriculture community.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - - Opinion

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The man from Moccasin, Mont.
Bing Von Bergen, a Montana wheat farmer, is leading the National Association of Wheat Growers as president in 2013. It's been an eventful year.
Monday, August, 05, 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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ND senator appointed to help with farm bill talks
North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven has been named to a conference committee that will try and negotiate an agreement on a 2013 farm bill.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - - 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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FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods
Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat — more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese — comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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States allow hemp growth
Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp, now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that’s more suitable for making sandals than getting high.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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House farm bill a meager harvest
The House has finally passed a farm bill, and we’ll start our discussion by listing the legislation’s good points.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - - Opinion

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Lucas: Farm bill conference should proceed if no House SNAP agreement by Aug. 2
With the farm bill stalled, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., says that if the House cannot reach agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, before leaving on Aug. 2 for five weeks, the farm bill conference between the House and the Senate should proceed.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Is Botanic Garden corpse plant an omen for farm bill?
As members of Congress returned to Washington, some may have stopped at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory at the bottom of Capitol Hill, where the titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is blooming for the first time since 2007.
Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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