Weather Forecast


Shutdown over, farm bill up next for Congress

Email News Alerts

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but  is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy sledding.


The bill is more complex than a combine filled with computers, global positioning system screens and equipment monitors. Like that combine, there are many parts that can fail.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (218) 333-9200 and we can help you.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.