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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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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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Senate debates farm bill
In a major victory for the sugar grower industry, the Senate voted against an amendment by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to change the program. The vote was 45 in favor and 54 against.
Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate rejects bid to let states run food stamps
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate votes to make small cut to food stamps
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut — or roughly a half of 1 percent — to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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White House says more farm subsidy cuts needed
The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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ND senators decry crop insurance, conservation compliance link
The Senate farm bill scheduled for debate May 21 would link crop insurance to conservation compliance, significantly affecting North Dakota farmers who drained wetlands to allow more room for valuable crops. The House bill does not link the two.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate will debate farm bill May 21
The Senate is expected to begin debate May 21 on a new farm bill that the Senate Agriculture Committee approved on May 14.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate Ag Committee approves massive farm bill
The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Focus on a farm bill
The Democratic-controlled Senate wants to make a small cut in food stamps, and Stabenow is likely to propose a cut of about $4 billion over 10 years, while the Republican-controlled House wants a much bigger cut.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Lawmakers plan to start drafting farm bill next week
Congress will begin writing a new, $500 billion farm law next week, the head of the Senate Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday, even as calls mounted for deeper cuts in farm subsidies and food stamp spending.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - - News

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House Ag Committee chairman has farm bill plan
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., told Agweek on April 26 that he is planning a farm bill that will cut $38 billion in spending over 10 years, $3 billion more than last year, with $20 billion coming from the food stamps account and $18 billion from the rest of the bill.
Tuesday, April, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate to take up farm bill in May
The House Ag Committee has scheduled a markup for May 15.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate to take up farm bill in May
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he thinks farm programs have not put farmers on the land or even kept them there, but that crop insurance is important as a safety net.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Winter weather affects agriculture, USDA starts livestock tracking program, and sheep are killed in a South Dakota barn fire.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - - News

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House sets date for farm bill markup
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., plans to mark up the farm bill on May 15, Agweek has learned.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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