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Reuters Photo U.S. President Barack Obama signs the farm bill into law at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., on Friday. The nearly $1 trillion farm bill trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers.

Obama signs $856B farm bill into law: ‘Imperfect bill’ presents options for producers, ND delegation says

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President Barack Obama on Friday signed the Agriculture Act of 2014 into law, drawing a positive reaction from North Dakota’s political delegation.


Making an appearance at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., Obama signed the massive $956 billion farm bill into law following a speech in which he praised small farming operations.

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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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