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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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'People blew it up on purpose'
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says changes to food stamps sabotaged a new farm bill in the House of Representatives, but he is pushing for new legislation.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Agriculture's clout
The startling failure of the farm bill last month reflects the declining clout of the farm lobby and the once-powerful committees that have jurisdiction over agriculture policy, economists and political scientists say.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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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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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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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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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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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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Tiling as a tool
There’s much discussion about the forecast accuracy and the area’s preparations for flooding. While the initial forecasts were worrisome, we’re fortunate that this year wasn’t as challenging as first predicted.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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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 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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Efforts launched in Congress to help next generation of farmers
Legislation that will help the next generation of farmers and ranchers create jobs and other economic activity in rural communities was introduced in both chambers of Congress April 25.
Thursday, April, 25, 2013 - - News

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