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Seize the momentum
Hoeven and Klobuchar are ready for the farm bill conference.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven, Klobuchar ready for farm bill conference
An extra $100 million for rural water management and an expanded program for farmers to design their own Conservation Reserve Program contracts were among items that Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., discussed in yet another farm bill roundtable in Fargo, N.D., on Oct. 22.
Tuesday, October, 22, 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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SD, ND storm disaster helps prompt House approval of farm bill committee
The House and Senate are finally set to go to conference on the farm bill, spurred in part by the lack of livestock disaster aid for farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota.
Friday, October, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Food stamp bill's fatal flaw: extreme partisanship
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., raised good points in his recent column about the House food-stamp bill.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Robin Hood in reverse on the farm
Nothing more sharply illustrates the immortal nature of government than the federal farm program, which began during the New Deal as a “temporary” relief measure for the rural poor and which now, in its 80th year, flourishes as a permanent entitlement for the rich.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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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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House could vote soon on farm bill
The House of Representatives appears poised to vote on a bill to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, possibly creating the ground work for a farm bill conference with the Senate and passage of a bill later this year.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - - News

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Farm bill action takes the backseat
Rural lawmakers will go back to Washington with more instructions from their constituents on how to vote on whether to give President Barack Obama authority to act in Syria than on how to handle the farm bill or a Republican proposal to cut food stamps.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farmers face uncertainty
Political posturing about who or what is delaying action on a much-needed farm bill came into sharper focus when the Republican speaker of the U.S. House refused to appoint members to a conference committee.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Peterson 'not optimistic' about farm bill
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., told the nation’s beet and cane growers on Aug. 7 that for a farm bill to pass, pressure must come from states that produce non-commodity crops.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown
Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will see the light of day.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmfest schedule of events
Farmfest will be held in Minnesota's Redwood County Aug. 6 to 8.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - - News

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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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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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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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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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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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