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August 10, 2013
Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Outside the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Farmfest tent, a sign urged people to go inside and send an email to ...
August 10, 2013 - 12:00am
August 7, 2013
Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will see the light of day. U.S. Rep.
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
August 3, 2013
House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
WASHINGTON -- Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership's refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed. Democratic...
August 3, 2013 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
Lucas: Farm bill conference should proceed if no House SNAP agreement by Aug. 2
WASHINGTON -- If the House cannot reach agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, before leaving Friday for five weeks, the farm bill conference between the House and the Senate should proceed, says House...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 13, 2013
Cramer leads congressmen on ND energy tour
MINOT -- North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer said Friday that leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee needed to see what is going on in North Dakota's oil fields. "With a lot of action coming up on the floor, we can try and do for the U.S. what we have done here in...
July 13, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Partisan farm bill vote in House leaves future uncertain
WASHINGTON -- The future of federal farm programs is uncertain, at best, after a sharply divided House on Thursday passed a stripped-down farm bill on its second try. The 216-208 vote mostly was along party lines, a rarity for farm bills, with all but 12 Republicans voting for it...
July 12, 2013 - 12:00am
July 11, 2013
House passes farm bill after partisan debate
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided U.S. House passed a farm bill 216-208 today amid complaints that it is the first time federal farm programs have become embroiled in partisan politics. Its future is uncertain since senators passed a far different bill. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a...
July 11, 2013 - 2:49pm
July 7, 2013
Even if House approves, Fargo-Moorhead diversion stuck on funding
FARGO -- If the U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in authorizing the Fargo-Moorhead diversion this year, the project could still get lost in the line of more than 1,000 other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects OK'd by Congress but still waiting on federal funding. There's...
July 7, 2013 - 12:00am
June 21, 2013
Farm groups dismayed by House rejection of new farm bill
Farm group leaders said they're surprised and disappointed that the U.S. House rejected a new farm bill Thursday. They also say they're not sure what comes next. "Today's failure leaves the entire food and agriculture sector in the lurch," the American Soybean Association said in...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 16, 2013
Dickinson native interns for Rep. Kevin Cramer
Dickinson native Cory Pletan is a man who follows his dreams. In seventh grade, Pletan decided he wanted to go to Harvard University in Massachusetts....
June 16, 2013 - 12:00am
June 7, 2013
House bill calls 'timeout' on flood insurance hikes
WASHINGTON -- Across-the-board bumps to flood insurance nationwide expected to kick in over the next few years might not come as soon as planned. Rep.
June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
June 6, 2013
Hoeven calls for streamlined drilling permit process
North Dakota's senior U.S. senator on Wednesday lauded the efforts of a group charged with helping to find ways to quicken the permitting of federal lands for oil and gas drilling in the Bakken. Republican John Hoeven said a recent meeting of the Bakken Federal Executives Group is...
June 6, 2013 - 12:00am
Student loan interest rate showdown returns to Congress
FARGO -- This summer's déjà vu of debate over a popular federal student loan was hardly a surprise after how Congress dealt with it the last time, Jeanne Enebo said. "They did a one-year extension, and we knew we'd be right back here a year later," said Enebo, student financial...
June 6, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Next 5-year farm bill 'not out of the woods yet'
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The next five-year farm bill is progressing in the House, and representatives could vote on the legislation in the third week of June, Rep. Collin Peterson said Thursday. The ranking Democrat from Minnesota on the House Agriculture Committee said committee members...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
May 11, 2013
Mr. Helms goes to Washington
As the road to the Keystone XL pipeline's approval or rejection trudges on, North Dakota Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms visited Washington, D.C., this week in an effort to tout the pipeline and the advantages it would present the Peace Garden State. Testifying before two...
May 11, 2013 - 12:00am