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Defending sugar
Larry Graham told the nation’s sugar growers recently that the confectioners and other sweetener users will continue to fight the sugar program, but that the growers and the users should set aside their differences to defend the use of sugar in the American diet.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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US wants low-cost sugar program
With Mexican sugar exports to the U.S.surging, the U.S. government goal of a no-cost sugar program is not feasible in the near future. But government officials and grower industry leaders said they are determined to operate the program at as low a cost to taxpayers as possible.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A stark difference
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says crops are behind in the region. Nowhere is the difference between 2013 and 2012 more stark than in southern South Dakota.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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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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Vilsack talks cotton payments, GMO with Brazilian officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has told Brazilian officials that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is running out of money and authority to make payments in the World Trade Organization cotton subsidies agreement. But he urged them to buy U.S. wheat, beef and pork exports and find ways to cooperate with the U.S. on biotechnology and biofuels policy.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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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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Fertilizer industry grows
Despite safety concerns, the US fertilizer industry is growing, with plants for new plants taking shape.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Senate passes immigration bill
The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border.
Thursday, June, 27, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Offutt key player in lawsuit claiming potato price-fixing
Fargo, N.D., business magnate Ron Offutt, whose meager roots on his family’s Moorhead, Minn., potato farm sprouted into a wildly successful career as the nation’s largest potato producer and dealer of John Deere farm equipment, is being sued by grocers who claim Offutt and others illegally pumped up the price of spuds.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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