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Heitkamp: Push for farm bill at '1-yard-line'


Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., used a football analogy to describe how close she believes a farm bill agreement is.

“I think we’re on the 1-yard-line,” said Heitkamp during a phone interview following stops in Jamestown and Fargo on Monday. “Before, I would have said we’re on the 10-yard line, but now I think we just need to jump it up and over.”

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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