N.D. senators praise farm bill passage

2013-06-11T00:37:00Z N.D. senators praise farm bill passage Bismarck Tribune
June 11, 2013 12:37 am

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s two U.S. senators praised the passage of a half-trillion-dollar farm bill in the Senate on Monday.

“It’s strong because we worked hard to make sure it includes enhanced crop insurance, continues the sugar program, provides additional funding for rural flood protection and saves $24 billion dollars to help with the deficit and debt,” said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called it a great day for North Dakota agriculture.

“North Dakota producers deserve a long-term bill and it is incumbent upon the House to step up for rural America. Inaction will simply delay needed reforms, prevent smart cuts ... and continue unneeded policies that do not reflect the needs of rural America,” her statement said.

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