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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Better crop insurance for organic growers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Organic Trade Organization that new crop insurance pricing options will be available to organic producers who grow crops under guaranteed contracts beginning with the 2014 crop year.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House Ag Committee approves farm bill
The House Agriculture Committee on May 15 approved a new farm bill that would make most of the same changes proposed last year, but would also repeal the section of the 2008 farm bill that directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration to address practices by meatpackers and poultry companies that farmers and ranchers said were hurting them.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House Ag Committee set to OK cut in food stamp program
The House Agriculture Committee is considering a five-year farm bill that would make small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Latest news
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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