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United States Farm Bill

Montanans optimistic as House considers farm bill on Wednesday

Montanans optimistic as House considers farm bill on Wednesday

The U.S. House of Representatives will attempt to pass a farm bill Wednesday for the third time in seven months.

January 28, 2014 6:33 pmLoading…
Conference committee sees progress, but no farm bill vote until 2014

Conference committee sees progress, but no farm bill vote until 2014

Better make that the 2014 farm bill.

December 16, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: U.S. needs 5-year Farm Bill before Christmas

American agriculture harvested a bumper decade. Farm income value increased from $275 billion in 2003 to $425 billion for the past three years.

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Gazette opinion: Seeds of hope for rural-urban Farm Bill

If Congress fails to pass a new Farm Bill by Jan. 1, or at least an extension, U.S. farm policy will revert to a 1949 law. That outdated law would wreak havoc on ag producers and on prices consumers pay.

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Gazette opinion: 5-week vacation no break from gridlock

Congress has been on vacation for more than a week and still will be on vacation for four more weeks.

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Guest opinion: House farm bill leaves out rural economic development

Nearly nine in 10 rural Americans say the rural and small town way of life is worth fighting for and protecting; but seven in ten worry it is dying. So found a June bipartisan poll of rural voters in Montana and over 20 other Southeastern, Midwestern and Great Plains states commissioned by t…

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Daines: Half measures unacceptable for farm bill

Daines: Half measures unacceptable for farm bill

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said he won’t settle for another short-term agriculture spending bill should Congress fail to pass a farm bill by September’s end.

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Gazette opinion: Montana needs both farm aid, food aid

Small wonder that agriculture leaders are dismayed with the split Farm Bill that House Republicans passed.

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Guest opinion: Don't take food stamps off the table

There’s nothing better than summer in Montana. Sweet Flathead cherries, fresh bread baked with Montana wheat, huckleberries, and bison burgers on the grill. In Montana, we share our bounty.

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Montanans fractured over farm bill proposals; Daines voices concerns

Montanans fractured over farm bill proposals; Daines voices concerns

Farmer Lola Raska knows a tough row to hoe when she sees one, which is why after holding the Senate farm bill to high standards, she is ready to reap whatever House lawmakers can sow.

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Gazette opinion: Time to plow ahead on 5-year Farm Bill

Gazette opinion: Time to plow ahead on 5-year Farm Bill

If Congress was functioning properly, there would be no need to pass a farm bill this year. This major agriculture and nutrition policy legislation should have been updated and reauthorized for five years in 2012. But it wasn’t.

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Guest opinion: Costly, outdated Farm Bill requires major reforms

Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result: billions of taxpayer dollars going to waste.

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Guest opinion: Farm Bill matters to Americans who eat

Consumers must take notice as the draft Farm Bill essentially ignores small farmers and labeling, and makes hungry kids bear the brunt of budgetary cuts.

May 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: House leadership stalls urgently needed Farm Bill

Montana right now is facing two kinds of disasters: the drought that is changing our physical landscape, and the unwillingness of congressional leadership in the House to act responsibly and immediately on Farm Bill legislation.

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Farm bill skeptics turn to House

Days after watching the farm bill sail through the Senate, farm groups are doubtful the House can do the same.

June 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Senate Ag passes farm bill

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill Thursday that is $24.7 billion leaner than the current one and no longer pays farmers who don’t plant.

April 26, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…
A farm bill by September is possible

A farm bill by September is possible

Senate and House Ag Committee leaders insist they’ll plow through election-year politics and craft a five-year farm bill this year.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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