In an unprecedented display of political polarization and congressional gridlock, Congress was unable to pass a 2012 farm bill, which later became known as the 2013 farm bill, and now will be dubbed the 2014 farm bill.
WASHINGTON — The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.
WASHINGTON — Thirty-nine House members including Republican Reps. Rick Berg of North Dakota, Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Dennis Rehberg of Montana signed the discharge petition to move the farm bill to the House floor on Sept. 13, only hours after Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, moved it.
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Sept. 14 passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for six months that will fund most U.S. Department of Agriculture programs but limit enrollments in conservation programs.
WASHINGTON - The farm bill under debate in the Senate would be the nation’s first major overhaul of federal agriculture programs in decades, including an end to the policy of paying farmers whether they grow crops or not.
FARGO, N.D. — Happy anniversary, land grants.
North Dakota State University hosted a Great Plains Land-Grant Summit June 12 and 13 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of federal legislation that made possible state college and universities such as NDSU, the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University and Montana State University. More than a century later, those universities remain vital for teaching, research and extension of agricultural and other information to the masses.
WASHINGTON — The American Association of Crop Insurers and the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau are urging the Senate to reject all the amendments that would change the crop insurance section of the farm bill, but reform coalitions are urging the senators to consider passing them. The groups, which represent crop insurance agents and companies, issued the statement recently.
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