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House ag committee passes farm bill

Published 07/12/2012, The Dickinson Press

The U.S. Congressional House Committee on Agriculture approved the farm bill Thursday by a vote of 35-11. The House bill would slash spending by $35 billion over 10 years. The farm bill is what makes it possible for farmers in North Dakota and across the country to provide a “safe, secure food supply”, said Woody Barth, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown, which hosted a public meeting Tuesday at the pavilion in Belfield.

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