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Published May 13, 2013, 09:37 PM

Heitkamp, farmers push for 2013 Farm Bill

The push is on to pass a 2013 Farm Bill. Today Senator Heidi Heitkamp held a roundtable discussion for farm groups across the state to weigh in with their top priorities.

The push is on to pass a 2013 Farm Bill. Today Senator Heidi Heitkamp held a roundtable discussion for farm groups across the state to weigh in with their top priorities.

Heitkamp says crop insurance, strong energy, rural development and export and research titles are all top priorities she's taking back to Washington.

Heitkamp: "I think that in the Senate they want to get their job done. the leader is committed to getting it on the floor. the chairwoman who's going to be managing the bill along with Cocharn are committed to actually passing a farm bill. I think that there is a sense if they get there first it will lay down the marker and actually kinda of set the path forward. Whether they will be able to get something passed on the floor of the House is the big wild card in all this."

The Senate will start marking up their version of the Farm bill tomorrow, while the House starts their work Wednesday.

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