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Minnesota Opinion: Minn. Legislature should pass compromise Real ID bill
July 11, 2013
Republicans drop food stamps from farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bruised from the defeat of a massive farm bill last month, Republicans are giving the legislation another chance by bringing a pared-down version to the House floor.
July 11, 2013 - 7:27am
July 9, 2013
Minn. Rep. Peterson stunned at move to split farm bill
U.S. House Republicans want to remove food stamps from a farm bill, then pass the previously defeated agriculture funding legislation on its own. The effort that surfaced Tuesday comes against advice from farm-state politicians of both parties and more than 500 farm-related groups. “This...
July 9, 2013 - 11:58pm
July 8, 2013
Immigration, student loan top congressional agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights...
July 8, 2013 - 9:23am
June 22, 2013
Tribune Editorial: Congress needs a deal on Farm Bill
The House failed Thursday to pass the Farm Bill — the major legislation that defines America’s agriculture and food assistance policy. The Senate had already approved the $955 billion package. Congress has been working for four years on this Farm Bill, but still cannot...
June 22, 2013 - 12:00am
June 20, 2013
Farm bill fails in House
The U.S. House this afternoon defeated 234-195 a farm bill that would have funded agriculture and nutrition programs for the next five years.
June 20, 2013 - 1:19pm
House to vote on cuts to crop insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House will vote Thursday on whether to cut federally-subsidized crop insurance that helps farmers when they lose crops or revenue.
June 20, 2013 - 6:50am
June 19, 2013
Food stamps take center stage in farm bill debate
Food stamps are at the same time the biggest hurdle to enacting federal farm policy and a necessary part of passing the farm bill.
June 19, 2013 - 7:21am
June 17, 2013
Milk money: Farm bill could hinge on dairy vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Approval of a massive farm bill - and the cost of a gallon of milk - could hinge on a proposed new dairy program the House is expected to vote on this week.
June 17, 2013 - 6:13am
June 12, 2013
Big boost for Farm Bill: Boehner to back legislation
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion dollar legislation that stalled in the House last year. The Ohio Republican voted against the last farm...
June 12, 2013 - 11:42pm
June 8, 2013
Peterson thinks new Farm Bill will be adopted this summer
WILLMAR — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson believes a new federal Farm Bill could be approved before Congress’ August recess. In a visit...
June 8, 2013 - 7:00am
Peterson thinks new Farm Bill will be adopted this summer (video)
WILLMAR — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson believes a new federal Farm Bill could be approved before Congress’ August recess. ...
June 8, 2013 - 6:48am
May 16, 2013
Deep divide in Congress over domestic food aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the food aid and alter the way people qualify for it.
May 16, 2013 - 6:53am
May 15, 2013
House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee rebuffed Democratic efforts Wednesday to keep the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor.
May 15, 2013 - 3:10pm
House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.
May 15, 2013 - 6:44am
May 14, 2013
Senate panel approves massive farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a massive five-year farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers.
May 14, 2013 - 2:10pm