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WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the House/Senate farm bill conference committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee, today said that the farm bill signed into law this afternoon provides North Dakota farmers and ranchers with a long-term plan and good options to manage risk with enhanced crop insurance.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes the farm bill. It will now go the U.S. Senate for its approval. The senate could take it up Thursday with the President's signature coming early next week signing it into law.
Milk prices make the Farm Bill a reality check for just about every family in the country. The National Milk Producers Federation believes the average cost of $3.46 a gallon, could go up 3 to 4 dollars if a new bill is not passed.
Congress has less than a month left to pass a farm bill before the consequences would hit producers and consumers. North Dakota politicians say there's only one more chance to get a bill passed before the calendar flips to 2014.
With Congress failing to finish a draft of the farm bill over the weekend, concern grows over whether or not a new bill will be passed by the new year. The House is in recess until December 2nd, and the Senate until December 9th. The two chambers will only have one week to get the bill done before the next holiday recess.
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