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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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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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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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‘We are mad as hell’
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to the National Corn Growers Association in Washington, urging the group to pressure House Republicans to pass a farm bill.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Renewable fuels leaders praise confirmation of McCarthy as EPA administrator
Renewable fuels leaders on July 17 praised the Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, while Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she still has reservations about EPA policy, but finds McCarthy open and willing to listen. The vote was 59-40.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate sends farm bill back to House
With a powerful assist from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., convinced the Senate on July 18 to send the farm bill back to the House.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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ND girl at Kids' State Dinner
An 8-year-old North Dakota girl created a winning food recipe, earning herself a trip to the White House 'Kids State Dinner" and a place in a cookbook for children.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Groups urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to floor
More than 500 farm groups wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, July 2 to urge him to bring the full farm bill back to the House floor as soon as possible, while House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., defended the single bill and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., said he thinks he is making headway with his idea of splitting the bill into two.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Elements of the bill
A breakdown of immigration legislation passed by the Senate.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate passes immigration bill
The U.S. Senate has passed immigration reform legislation that included key provisions for farm labor.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Groups agree on conservation, crop insurance
Farm groups have agreed to endorse ineligibility for premium assistance if conservation mandates aren’t met.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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