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DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 18 — Supporters of changes in the federal farm bill moving through Congress who want to see provisions supporting small, local farms will hold a forum Tuesday at Kirby Student Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The...
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — If a $5 billion-a-year federal subsidy that helped build the ethanol industry comes to an end, it will likely mean two things, experts who have followed its development say. First, it doesn’t guarantee an end to the...
A bill offered by South Dakota Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley to cap annual farm commodity payments to $250,000 is an example of how both political parties should be working together, Johnson said Wednesday. "It is...
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By Leslie Brooks Suzukamo and Tom Webb Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. June 17--The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to repeal a $6 billion tax break for ethanol production, signaling that decades of federal support for the corn-based fuel...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate refused to kill a $5 billion annual subsidy for ethanol on Tuesday, backing continued government aid for a Farm Belt-based industry over deficit reduction in an era of record red ink. The 40-59 vote, far short of the 60...
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By Tim Krohn The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. June 15--Randy Doyal’s blood boils when he hears members of Congress talking about "saving" $6 billion in annual government spending by ending subsidies to the ethanol industry. "They say they’...
Top of the TicketDemocrat Obama talks of reducing growing medical backlogs at VA hospitals and proposing a hiring credit for returning veterans....
Party time again: Michelle Obama explains the Angela Merkel state dinner for you guys without invitesTop of the TicketGermany's leader is feted at the Obamas' fourth White House State Dinner. With full guest list....
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ranchers in Western states said they’re hopeful the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list will make it easier to hunt the predators and stem losses of cattle and sheep. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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WASHINGTON - Jay Nord understands that he and other farmers have a public relations problem when it comes to taking money from the government. Prices of commodities like corn and wheat are so high that food manufacturers predict higher consumer prices....
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's first new agriculture commissioner in 15 years doesn't expect major policy changes in his department even as the state struggles to plug a $6.2 billion hole in its next budget. Dave Frederickson, a former state senator...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed David Frederickson to serve as state agriculture commissioner in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton. The GOP-controlled Senate on Monday approved by voice vote the Democratic governor’s...
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