Senator Hoeven says farm bill is still a work in progress


The early session of the 2012 Farm Bill Issues and Challenges conference in Fargo, ND,  featured a panel discussion with North Dakota Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and North Dakota Representative Rick Berg.

Senator Hoeven told us he was looking forward to gathering input from farmers and ranchers for  the next farm bill…

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When it comes to the Conservation title of the farm bill, Hoeven says area lawmakers want to see some flexibility to help manage water….

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And – Hoeven is optimistic the leaders of the Ag Committees will be able to send an appropriate farm bill plan to the Super Committee…

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Senator Kent Conrad indicated that ag leaders are meeting on Monday night to continue their negotiations…