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Hearing scheduled to discuss school lunches
WASHINGTON — The battle over the school lunch program is getting more bitter and turning into a partisan issue between the Democrats and the Republicans and a business battle between processed food companies and fruit and vegetables growers.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp, Thune lead effort to help farmers with losses from unplanted crops
U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and John Thune, R-SD, are spearheading a bipartisan effort to support farmers who are prevented from planting crops because of adverse weather, which can seriously impact a family farm’s bottom line.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Farmers hit too hard on taxes
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to Minnesota’s farmers, the facts show that most of them will actually pay significantly higher property taxes because of the Democratic Farmer Labor party’s actions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A U.S. official urges a deal to resolve the sugar row with Mexico, the EPA approves an insecticide for a bee parasite and Mexico is now open for U.S. fresh potatoes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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F-M area included in water resources act
WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the U.S. House and Senate last week passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorizes inland waterway and harbor projects important to agriculture all over the country.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Committees pass ag appropriations
WASHINGTON — Low-income pregnant women and mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would be able to buy white potatoes through that program if provisions of the House and Senate Agriculture appropriations bills become law, but nutritionists and the Obama administration are opposed to the provision.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion
The U.S. Senate passed Thursday afternoon the Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of nationwide water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion Red River flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - - News

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US House OKs F-M diversion, Senate vote expected Thursday
The Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around the Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., passed on a 412- 5 vote, with both area representatives — Minnesota Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson and North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer — voting in favor.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND Agricultural commissioner race wide open, according to survey
The race for North Dakota agricultural commissioner — pitting incumbent Republican Doug Goehring against former state Senate Minority Leader Ryan Taylor — is wide open, according to a statewide poll.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he is unlikely to appear at ND event, pesticides suspected in the spike of illness in Washington state and Vermont becomes the first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US regulator to weed out unfair advantage for automated traders
The U.S. futures regulator wants to weed out any unfair advantage speed traders may have by getting sensitive information ahead of others, an official said on May 13, as it weighs new rules for computerized trading.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - - News

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Group urges tobacco companies to protect US child workers
U.S. children working in domestic tobacco fields regularly suffer from breathing problems, nausea and other ailments, an international rights group said in a report on Wednesday, urging the industry to develop tougher protections for its youngest workers.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack unlikely for ND event
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has told U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., that he would like to come to North Dakota, but not this year, a spokesman for the senator says.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - - News

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Senators want feds to support biofuels
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., flanked by five other Democratic senators, and producer/processors from their states, launched an effort Wednesday to re-up federal support for biofuels.
Wednesday, May, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Trade talks focus on problems
In a dramatic shift from the leadership of former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., new chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., devoted more attention to problems with trade than to its benefits on May 1 when Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before his committee to discuss the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’ in Minn.
Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Hoeven asks US ag secretary to visit ND
The Republican senator from North Dakota has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to come to the Peace Garden State. Sen. John Hoeven and Vilsack met Wednesday, when Hoeven asked the secretary to gather input from farmers and ranchers on the implementation of a new farm bill and other agricultural issues important to North Dakota producers.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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