STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political notebook: Minnesota budget clash continues to grow
By Don Davis
Gov. Mark Daytons budget proposal continues to play out in interesting ways, usually with Republicans strongly opposed and Democrats more mildly in support.
Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, ... Posted on 2/4/13 at 11:11 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON The one thing we all thought we knew ...
A year ago at this time, U.S. agriculturalists were speculating about what the next farm bill would look like. There were many different thoughts about what form the legislation could and should take.... Posted on 1/10/13 at 10:26 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 9:00 PM
COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Pheasants Forever urges action on behalf of new Farm Bill
Pheasants Forever this week issued an action alert calling on its members to contact their members of Congress to get a new federal Farm Bill passed.
The existing Farm Bill is set to expire at the ... Posted on 8/24/12 at 8:00 AM
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
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.
Increases for land continue even though prices for prominent crops have fallen.
GRAND FORKS – Though commodity prices are sluggish, the region’s farmers and ranchers continue to pay more to rent land, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
By Jonathan Knutson, Forum Communications Co.
, April 22, 2010
Peterson says he’d oppose major revisions to current farm bill
MINNEAPOLIS – If history and the political lineup are any guides, President Barack Obama’s latest effort to cut subsidies for wealthy farmers likely will fare no better than his first try – or his predecessor’s attempt.
Steve Karnowski / Associated Press Writer
, February 11, 2010
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