12 hrs ago
No farm bill in 2013
Farm bill negotiators conceded Tuesday that they will not finish their work before Congress goes home for the year, but insisted that they are close to a final deal and working toward floor action in early January.
17 hrs ago
House eyes short-term farm bill extension - Legal experts target...
TERM FARM BILL EXTENSION: With the House set to recess until 2014 on Friday, lawmakers are running out of time to get a new farm bill done and now are expected to vote this week on a short-term extension of the 2008 farm bill, POLITICO's David Rogers reports.
21 hrs ago
Moderates Pen Bipartisan Budget Letter Urging Deal
Moderate Democrats and Republicans who banded together to seek bipartisan solutions to end the government shutdown appear to still be talking to each other, and they want the chief budget negotiators to know.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Westrom cites health care, budget in run against Peterson
State Sen. Torrey Westrom says record disapproval with Congress means he can do what other Republicans couldn't for more than two decades: oust DFL Congressman Collin Peterson in western Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.
The Minnesota muscle behind D.C.'s sugar lobby
Minnesota's sugar industry generally relies on beets, but nationally there's a lot of sugarcane production, as well.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Washington Post
The U.S. sugar industry: Names to know
The Fanjuls : This Palm Beach, Fla.-based family controls the world's largest sugar refining operation.
Congress' non-exemption from Obamacare
For evidence of this, look no further than the tortured debate about whether members of Congress exempted themselves from the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Milk Prices Could Skyrocket if Congress Doesn't Agree on New Farm Bill
Would you pay $5 dollars or more for a gallon of milk? Prices could increase if Congress doesn't agree on a new Farm Bill soon.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Valley News Live
New Candidate Running for Minnesota Congressional District 7
On Thursday, December 5, Minnesota state senator Torrey Westrom announced his intention to challenge Rep. Collin Peterson for his seat in Minnesota's 7 After losing his sight at the age of 14 in a farm accident, Westrom became a strong advocate for people with disabilities and eliminating barriers to help them become more independent in their ... (more)
The Heritage Foundation
Farm Bill: Money for Nothin'a I Want My Subsidy
The four principal farm bill negotiators have tentatively agreed on a framework for a new farm bill.
Noem to introduce school lunch bill today - Progress on crop...
NOEM TO DROP SCHOOL LUNCH BILL TODAY: " Rep. Kristi Noem will today introduce a bill to loosen the standards set by the massive overhaul of the school lunch program, potentially refueling criticism against the legislation that passed three years ago," Pro's Tarini Parti reports.
Sen. Cochran returns to DC for farm bill talks
With only a few weeks left in the session, Sen. Thad Cochran returned to Washington a week early, to join other key lawmakers in crafting legislation to renew farm programs.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Miami Herald
State Sen. Westrom to announce congressional bid
Westrom, who is blind, plans to run in western Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.
Republican Will Challenge Peterson in Minnesota
GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom will announce Thursday he will challenge longtime Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., in the 7th District.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Farm Bill Negotiators to Meet Wednesday
The top four members of the farm bill conference committee will meet Wednesday morning to try to make headway on the stalled conference talks, a source confirmed Tuesday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Farm Bill Is Closer Than Many Think
As the House comes back into session Monday, the farm bill looks like it may be in more trouble than it really is.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
White House slams food stamp cuts
The White House has published a report lauding the social benefits of food stamps in a last-ditch effort to prevent Congress from slashing the aid that helps feed millions of needy Americans in a new farm bill that lawmakers still hope to finish this year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Feed industry asks congress to extend FSMA clock - Peterson loses...
FFED INDUSTRY ASKS CONGRESS TO EXTEND FSMA CLOCK : "Produce growers and food manufacturers got eleven months to review the FSMA rules FDA proposed for them in January, but only after the agency granted multiple extensions beyond the original four-month window.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Meat labels get specific despite industry resistance
New meat labeling rules designed to bring the United States up to World Trade Organization standards take effect this weekend over the pitched protests of many of the nation's beef, pork and poultry processors.
Farm bill talks fall through
While progress was reportedly made, it doesn't seem there will be a farm bill compromise on Capitol Hill any time soon.