Jan 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm
The u-s house has passed a100-billion dollar-a-year compromise farm bill that makes small cuts to food stamps and continues subsidies for farmers. The vote was 251-166. house ag committee ranking member collin Peterson of Minnesota expects the senate to pass the five year bill later this week.
North Dakota congressman Kevin Cramer says the five-year bill has "both good results and areas of concern" for North Dakota producers.
The North Dakota Republican says the bill provides certainty for farmers and lenders going into the planting season, saves taxpayers money and expands crop insurance. But he says he worries it will add burdensome regulations for farmers.
Farm-state lawmakers have been working for more than two years to get a new farm bill passed.
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