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ND senators optimistic on passage of farm bill

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By Patrick Springer

Forum News Service

FARGO — North Dakota’s U.S. senators are optimistic Congress will pass a new farm bill because savings it could deliver will help forge a federal budget compromise.

Under a bill that passed the Senate, a new farm bill would save $24 billion over 10 years. The revamped farm bill shifts away from direct payments and would instead strengthen crop insurance.

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