AG POLICY NEWS
Lawmakers Eyeing 2014 in Farm Talks
Fri Nov 29, 2013 08:05 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- When Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was running for her North Dakota seat in 2012, she got a little help from House Republicans.

The GOP-controlled House's inability to pass a farm bill last year bolstered Ms. Heitkamp's attacks on the Republican Party and on her GOP opponent, even though he had criticized House leaders' handling of the legislation. Ms. Heitkamp even campaigned with the Senate's agriculture panel chairwoman, who had just ushered through a bipartisan farm bill.

Now, as the House and Senate struggle to agree on a new farm bill, the lessons of elections like ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Pick Contingency Plans - 3
Pick Contingency Plans - 1
Study Your Farm Bill Options
Vilsack Resists APH Update
Washington Insider
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Senate Debates Ag Funding
President Signs WRRDA Bill
Farm Bill Calculations
Ag Program Calculator Creators Selected