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Congressman Uncertain About Getting Farm Bill Done In Time

 

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson is uncertain if a farm bill can get done before expiration of the current law.  Speaker Boehner says he’ll appoint conferees when Congress returns in September.  And Peterson believes that even with the House splitting the nutrition and commodity titles… the bills can be conferenced.

Peterson says the key will be what House Republicans do because their nutrition proposal to cut $40 billion from food aid programs will kill the bill.

He says the only reason not to pass the farm bill is for the Republicans to show how much they hate food stamps.

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…