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December 9, 2013
Peterson: Farm bill talks close
WASHINGTON — After months of doubt, the top House Democrat in ongoing negotiations says lawmakers are a near a deal that would pave the way for passing a farm bill in the next month. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, one of four House and Senate negotiators working behind the scenes...
December 9, 2013 - 10:29pm
October 28, 2013
Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled...
October 28, 2013 - 3:52pm
October 22, 2013
Minnesota farmers vent farm bill frustrations
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Washington's inability to settle on a farm bill is frustrating farmers in Minnesota. New enrollment in conservation programs has been halted, and farmers worry about disruptions in farm prices next year if no bill is passed. Melrose dairy farmer...
October 22, 2013 - 11:45am
October 18, 2013
Shutdown over, farm bill up next for Congress
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...
October 18, 2013 - 11:23pm
October 5, 2013
Next federal money crisis could help farm bill
ST. PAUL — The current federal government shutdown overshadowed the end of many federal farm laws Tuesday, but the next federal fiscal crisis could lead to a stalled farm bill’s resurrection. At least that is the hope of many from farm country who see $24 billion in savings...
October 5, 2013 - 12:38am
July 11, 2013
House passes farm bill after partisan debate
Forum News Service A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics. Its future is uncertain since senators passed a far different bill. ...
July 11, 2013 - 3:12pm
Farm bill comes up again in House
Forum News Service The Republican-controlled U.S. House planned today to debate farm funding programs over strong objections from Democrats, including the president. A late Wednesday decision by the House Rules Committee sent the farm bill to the full House, first for a parliamentary...
July 11, 2013 - 11:23am
July 9, 2013
GOP tries to split farm bill
U.S. House Republicans want to remove food stamps from a farm bill, then pass the previously defeated agriculture funding legislation on its own. The effort that surfaced Tuesday comes against advice from farm-state politicians of both parties and more than 500 farm-related groups....
July 9, 2013 - 10:42pm
June 20, 2013
Farm bill backers pledge to try again
WASHINGTON — U.S. House agriculture leaders will try, try again to pass a five-year farm bill. "It’s been four years and we are not going to give up now," U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said Thursday after the House defeated on a 234-195 vote a bill setting federal agriculture...
June 20, 2013 - 11:47pm
House rejects farm bill, 62 Republicans vote no
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them. Those cuts weren't deep enough for many Republicans who...
June 20, 2013 - 1:35pm
U.S. House votes down farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them. Those cuts weren't deep enough for many Republicans...
June 20, 2013 - 1:13pm
June 19, 2013
Peterson urges compromise on farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House began debate on its version of a new five-year farm bill, the dean of Minnesota's congressional delegation urged colleagues to pass it. Rep. Collin Peterson, the senior Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, says compromise is rare...
June 19, 2013 - 9:06am
June 18, 2013
Food stamps take center stage in farm bill debate
ST. PAUL — Food stamps are at the same time the biggest hurdle to enacting federal farm policy and a necessary part of passing the farm bill. Discussion about cutting spending for the program to feed poor Americans dominated Tuesday as three days of U.S. House debate began...
June 18, 2013 - 11:52pm
June 10, 2013
Senate passes half-trillion dollar farm bill
By Dave Olson and Wendy Reuer Forum News Service WASHINGTON — Minnesota and North Dakota senators...
June 10, 2013 - 8:20pm
June 6, 2013
Farm bill heads to full Senate, prospects in House look dim
By Brett Neely MPR News 91.3 FM Washington — The farm bill passed a major procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate Thursday when a vote to end debate won approval by a wide margin. On Monday, the bill could receive a vote in the full Senate, where it is expected to pass. But...
June 6, 2013 - 11:53pm