STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON Celebrating the farm bill
If you watch a lot of team sports on TV, you're probably familiar with the post-game interview with the winning coach. It usually goes something like like:
Interviewer: "This was a big win for you, r... Posted on 2/5/14 at 1:45 PM
COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Farm Bill plays well among conservation groups
Not surprisingly, the Farm Bill passed this morning by the U.S. House of Representatives is playing well with conservation groups across the country because of its provisions aimed at protecting soil ... Posted on 1/29/14 at 12:18 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Negotiators reach deal on farm bill
By Don Davis
Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill on Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate.
It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cut... Posted on 1/27/14 at 8:44 PM
REPUBLIC INSIDER Reports: Deal on farm bill reached
According to numerous media reports, the House and Senate ag committees have reached a deal on extending the farm bill that lapsed at the end of September.
The fear of angry families and other milk d... Posted on 12/30/12 at 9:00 PM
TIME AT THE TABLE: RECONNECTING FAMILIES ONE TABLE AT A TIME What is a Food Desert?
A question worth asking. Wikipedia states:Afood desertis any area in the industrialized world where healthful, affordable food is difficult to obtain.Before you get fired up the USDA determined that... Posted on 3/1/12 at 5:29 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Both Dakotas will have seats at the table when Congress attempts to negotiate a new farm bill, after South Dakota Republican Rep. Kristi Noem was appointed Saturday as a House conferee on the legislation.
Noem joins North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven, who was named in August as one of the Senate negotiators, as members of a conference committee that will try to iron out differences between the Senate and House farm bills.
ST. PAUL – Supporters of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – food stamps – worry that a heated debate underway in Washington could end with big cuts to the program when Congress considers changes to the program later this year.
ST. PAUL – A Republican plan designed to pass a Farm bill appears to have failed.
Reuters news service reports that GOP leaders have not been able to pro-duce enough votes from their members to pass a bill funding farm programs for the next five years.
AMENIA, N.D. – North Dakota and western Minnesota farmers and ranchers say they’re happy with recent Farm Bills approved by Congress but they want to see slight improvements as federal legislators begin the early stages of crafting the next one.
Plan would earmark $50 million a year for water retention
Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson wants a provision in the next federal farm bill that would set aside $50 million a year to fund retention projects in the Red River Valley.
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