Saturday May 18
Rep. Peterson: Pelosi supports farm bill push
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will support moving the House farm bill forward, Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson told reporters Friday.
Wed May 15, 2013
House panel set to OK cut in food stamp program
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., center, flanked by the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep.
Tue May 14, 2013
Overnight Money: House Agriculture takes up farm bill
Farm bill, day two: The House Agriculture Committee will take up its version of the farm bill on Wednesday with the hopes of not only moving it through the panel but finally getting it to the floor for a vote.
House farm bill with cuts to food stamps splits Ag Commitee Democrats; Jim McGovern is opposed
The House Agriculture Committee will consider a farm bill Wednesday that contains a $20.5 billion cut over 10 years to the food stamp program, drawing objections from a member of the committee, Representative James McGovern, Democrat of Worcester.
Mon May 13, 2013
Opposition to Dairy Supply Management Mounts
Nearly 150 organizations and businesses across the food chain, from farmers and food manufacturers to food retailers and consumers, have signed letters to members of Congress urging them to oppose the "Dairy Market Stabilization Program" . This program is designed to raise milk prices by establishing federal regulations to periodically limit the ... (more)
Farm bill negotiations set to begin
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 36s and 40s lower, others generally unchanged.
Hypothetical Democratic Gerrymander of Minnesota
A drew this map in the hope that it would give Democrats a 7-1 majority. I don't believe Democrats would have any problem splitting Minneapolis.
Nat'l Assn Of Wheat Growers Appreciates House Ag Committee's Efforts To Push Farm Bill Forward
NAT'L ASSN OF WHEAT GROWERS APPRECIATES HOUSE AG COMMITTEE'S EFFORTS TO PUSH FARM BILL FORWARD May 13, 2013 Source: Nat'l Wheat Growers news release A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, Mont.: "I and my fellow wheat leaders are gratified for the progress underway in the ... (more)
Sat May 11, 2013
Delta Farm Press
House farm bill draft released
The House Agriculture Committee draft of a new farm bill was released late Friday .
Fri May 10, 2013
House farm bill cuts food stamps by $20.5B
The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee unveiled a new farm bill Friday that he said would reduce spending by $39.7 billion over the next decade compared to existing legislation.
A Comparison of Senate and House Target Price Proposals
One of the big differences that hung up last year's debate over the Senate and House versions of the farm bill was the lack of a target-price program in the Senate version.
Thu May 09, 2013
Short takes for May 10
THUMBS UP: We wouldn't blame anyone for arguing that with so much left to accomplish during the 2013 legislative session our policymakers shouldn't spend as much time as they have a social issue like same-sex marriage, but this an issue that needs to come to a conclusion this year.
DCCC launches effort to support top recruits, NRCC announces top Dem targets
In a memo sent to donors and supporters on Thursday and obtained by The Hill, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Executive Director Kelly Ward highlighted eight Democratic candidates named to the DCCC's "Jumpstart" program.
Wed May 08, 2013
The New York Times
The Caucus: Food Stamp Program Faces Deeper Cuts Under House Farm Bill
A new farm bill being crafted by the House Agriculture Committee includes deeper cuts to the food stamp program than those included in last year's version of the bill, setting up a potential fight with House and Senate Democrats who oppose additional cuts to the program.
Mon May 06, 2013
Online sales tax sails through U.S. Senate on 69-27 vote
The U.S. Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that lets states make online merchants collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made by their residents.
Fri May 03, 2013
Sen. Franken Releases Recipe Book from Third Annual Minnesota...
Minnesota Senator Al Franken on Friday released a book featuring the recipes of the third annual Hotdish Off.
Taxpayers overpaid to bail out farmers, report says
AP File Photo A grasshopper sits on a drought-damaged ear of corn near Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Aug.
Wed May 01, 2013
Farmers got too much aid in drought, report says
Farmers gained unnecessarily at taxpayers' expense in the drought of 2012 because of the nation's crop insurance program, an environmental research and advocacy group charged Wednesday.
St. Cloud Times
Our View: Loehr to be remembered for passions
Nothing better represents the scope of the contributions Al Loehr made to the St.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Minnesota's media fail explained: Bachmann doesn't behave like most politicians
Maybe the problem with Minnesota media's coverage of Rep. Michele Bachmann is that Bachmann doesn't behave like a legislator.