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Farm Bill, government shutdown fight for congressional attention
With a government shutdown looming, if the house and senate are unable to strike a deal by midnight Monday, programs deemed non-essential will begin closing their doors.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Farmers frustrated over lack of farm bill progress
Both Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven don't think the 2013 Farm Bill will be passed by its Monday deadline and North Dakota farmers are upset with lawmakers' lack of bipartisanship and inability to pass the overdue bill.
Friday, September, 27, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Farm bill deadline looms, N.D. legislators losing hope for bill passage
With the farm bill deadline Monday members of North Dakota's Congressional delegation say they are losing hope a new bill be passed.
Thursday, September, 26, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Opponents use Bible verses to debate food stamp cuts, look toward 2014 election
North Dakota Democrats are denouncing Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer’s recent vote to reduce spending on the food stamp program and using the controversy to spur recruiting of a candidate to run against him in 2014. Two Grand Forks legislators appear to be on the short list.
Wednesday, September, 25, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Heitkamp doubtful new farm bill will be drafted by deadline
Senator Heidi Heitkamp says because of delays in the house she doesn't believe a farm bill will be drafted by the September 30th deadline.
Wednesday, September, 25, 2013 - WDAZ - News

House passes its version of Nutrition Assistance Program
The United States House has just passed its version of the nutrition assistance program. It was a close vote with 217 for and 210 against.
Thursday, September, 19, 2013 - WDAZ - News

40,000 Minnesotans could lose food stamps
The U.S. House plans to vote tomorrow on a bill that cuts food stamps by nearly $40 billion over 10 years, a move that would eliminate benefits for 40,000 Minnesotans.
Thursday, September, 19, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

Heitkamp speaks on the importance of nutrition in Fargo
A few of the programs featured in the Senate-proposed farm bill were put into action in Fargo Friday.
Friday, September, 13, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Hoeven hopes to get a farm bill passed before September deadline
After a year of debate, time is running out on the farm bill. It expires at the end of September. The Senate bill reduces spending by $24 billion. The farm portion of the House bill cuts spending by $19 billion.
Wednesday, August, 14, 2013 - WDAZ - News

House passes scaled-down farm bill
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new five-year farm bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Peterson, Klobuchar discuss farm bill friction
U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson says getting a new farm bill pasted has been like a four year nightmare. Peterson and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar were in Crookston today to meet with those working in the Ag Industry about the sticky point on getting a bill passed.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Farmers, local representatives frustrated over failed farm bill
Local representatives and farmers expressed frustration today over the farm bill failing to pass the U.S. House yesterday. Both are frustrated that both parties couldn't meet in the middle to compromise on food stamp cuts. Local farmers were surprised and disappointed that the U.S. House rejected the new farm bill Thursday.
Saturday, June, 22, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Farm bill fails in US house
Republicans who want a smaller federal budget and Democrats who oppose proposed food stamp cuts joined Thursday to defeat a five-year farm bill. Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said there may not be a second chance to write a farm bill this year, but others said it could return as soon as next week.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

Farm bill may not get vote this week
So many Congressmen want to amend the US farm bill that it may not come up for a final vote this week. House leadership promised members they could go home for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon but it's doubtful all the amendments can be debated by then.
Wednesday, June, 19, 2013 - WDAZ - News

House debates five-year farm bill
The U.S. House is debating the five-year farm bill this week. Passage of the new federal farm law centers on some controversial issues. Some in the House want to trim food stamp spending.
Tuesday, June, 18, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Senate passes farm bill
With the US Senate passing the farm bill Monday night, local farmers may see expansions in crop insurance and funding for flood protections. Corn and soybean farmers would reap some benefits from this bill since these farmers rely on their crop insurance.
Tuesday, June, 11, 2013 - WDAZ - News

New farm bill clears senate hurdle
A new Farm Bill is one step closer to passing. A vote by the US senate today sets up passage of the bill for next week. Senator Al Franken says the five year bill delivers the certainty Minnesota farmers need.
Thursday, June, 06, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Student loan interest rate showdown returns to Congress – this time with long-term plans
This summer’s déjà vu of debate over a popular federal student loan was hardly a surprise after how Congress dealt with it the last time, Jeanne Enebo said.
Thursday, June, 06, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

ACRE program mulled, signup deadline June 3
Some soybean and corn farmers in the region may take a second look at enrolling in the federal Average Crop Revenue Election program in 2013, according to North Dakota State University agricultural economists.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - WDAZ - News

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