STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Shutdown over, farm bill up next
By Don Davis
President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy... Posted on 10/21/13 at 8:32 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON Are the good times really over for good?
The great Merle Haggard once had a song called "Are the Good times Really Over for Good?" The tune wondered sadly if America's best days are in the past.
I thought of the song after listening to area... Posted on 7/12/13 at 8:05 AM
COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Conservation groups praise Senate farm bill
Conservation groups are praising the Farm Bill the U.S. Senate passed Monday for its strong conservation title.
The Senate passed the version 66-27.
The groups were especially pleased with the bills... Posted on 6/11/13 at 8:51 AM
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 8:00 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 4:29 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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