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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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Fix problems in farm bill
During his visit to Minnesota’s annual Farmfest, Forum News Service reporter Don Davis found more apathy than anxiety. Farmers just didn’t seem too concerned about the lack of a farm bill.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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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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USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Millions in subsidies go to deceased farmers
The federal government pays millions of dollars in farm subsidies each year to farmers who have died, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture lacks the proper controls to make sure the money it sends is going to the right people, a government audit has found.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - New York Times News Service - 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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Grabanski stops sale of his ND assets by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Farmer Tom Grabanski has at least temporarily stopped a courthouse sale of his Grafton, N.D., home, as well as several other area properties, by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The auction had been scheduled for July 30.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House farm bill a meager harvest
The House has finally passed a farm bill, and we’ll start our discussion by listing the legislation’s good points.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - - Opinion

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Latest news
The Northern Beef Packer's plant in Aberdeen, S.D., delays employee paychecks, plans have been approved for the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., and North Dakota's congressional delegation is pressuring the Risk Management Agency to clarify some of its policies on prevented plant insurance.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - - News

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Prevented plant acres in ND total more than 4 million
A map released July 15 by the North Dakota state office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency shows the actual prevented plant acreage in the state is more than double the original estimate.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Latest news
A Minnesota farmer was killed in a tractor rollover, South Korea still plans to purchase Northwest wheat, and the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus may threaten U.S. pork prices.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek Staff and Wire Reports - News

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Grabanski assets up for grabs
A creditor group from Colorado is moving forward with the sale of foreclosed property in North Dakota's Walsh County, including the home of former farmer and and elevator owner Tom Grabanski of Grafton, N.D.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House farm bill passage raises concern
Area farm group leaders have worked for two years on a new farm bill. They have a mixed reaction on whether legislation approved Thursday by the U.S. House is a step in the right direction.
Thursday, July, 11, 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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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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Farm bill support frays amid tight money, shifting alliances
For decades, Congress rolled food stamps and farm subsidies together into one giant bill. The tactic generated lots of rural and urban votes from politicians in both parties. Everyone got something out of the deal.
Tuesday, July, 09, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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Fight for SD ag continues
After hours of debate in the House Agriculture Committee and on the House floor, a majority of lawmakers failed to do the right thing and vote in favor of this bill.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Multiple organizations urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to the House floor
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation was among more than 532 organizations that today urged House leadership to bring the farm bill back to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.
Tuesday, July, 02, 2013 - - News

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