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Lobbyist: farm bill failure 'undercuts our effectiveness'
Randy Russell, a prominent agricultural lobbyist, said he could not remember when a farm bill had failed on final passage in either the House or the Senate and that he did not believe it had happened in modern times. The failure to pass the bill, Russell said on June 21, “is a negative reflection on the agriculture community broadly defined. Yesterday was not a good day for agriculture. It undercuts our effectiveness.”
Friday, June, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Noem blames Obama for farm bill fiasco
While she characterized it as a bipartisan failure, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., blamed a veto threat from President Obama for the felling of the farm bill on the U.S. House floor Thursday.
Friday, June, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Area farm groups dismayed by House rejection of new farm bill
Area farm group leaders say they’re surprised and disappointed that the U.S. House rejected a new farm bill Thursday. They also say they’re not sure what comes next.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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House votes to delay food safety rules
The House voted late Wednesday to delay sweeping food safety rules that would require farmers and food companies to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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House to vote on cuts to crop insurance
The House will vote today on whether to cut federally subsidized crop insurance that helps farmers when they lose crops or revenue.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Food stamps focus of farm bill debate
Discussion about cutting spending for the program to feed poor Americans dominated Tuesday as three days of U.S. House debate began on the farm bill, a 2,000-page document to establish federal farm and nutrition policies for five years. Hundreds of amendments have been crafted to the bill, with a vote expected Thursday.
Wednesday, June, 19, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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White House threatens veto of House farm bill
The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
Tuesday, June, 18, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Boehner says he will support farm bill
House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion dollar legislation that stalled in the House last year.
Wednesday, June, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Noem passes on Senate to seek House seat again
Kristi Noem announced Tuesday she will seek re-election to South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat next year rather than challenge former Gov. Mike Rounds for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.
Wednesday, June, 12, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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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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Sugar is economy's sweet spot
As the head of the National Confectioners Association said at the onset of economic recovery, “A lot of people think it’s oil and energy that drives this economy, but it’s candy; it’s chocolate that’s doing well in this economy.”
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Where's my cow insurance?
It was evident from his hello that the South Dakota rancher had practiced his pitch before he dialed my office.
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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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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Senate ends farm bill debate, sets final passage vote for June 10
Today, the Senate invoked cloture on the farm bill, effectively setting it up for a vote on final passage on June 10.
Thursday, June, 06, 2013 - Agweek - 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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A top nonfarm bill ag issue
Immigration reform was the first issue that Merrigan listed when she spoke on May 22 to the annual conference of CropLife America.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Conservation vital element of farm bill
Every U.S. citizen is affected by the farm bill. That includes farmers and ranchers, of course, but also the majority of Americans who enjoy clean water, affordable food and the outdoors.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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