MITCHELL, S.D. — Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay them for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune said Wednesday. “We hope the checks start to head out sometime in April. I certainly hope that’s the case,” Thune, a South Dakota Republican, told reporters, saying the U.S.
MITCHELL, S.D. — Congressional Republicans might try to stall an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling until the Obama administration clears the way for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Sen. John Thune told reporters Wednesday. “There are some things Republicans would like to see happen,” said Thune, a South Dakota Republican. “It could be approval of the Keystone pipeline.