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Published November 07, 2011, 06:57 PM

North Dakota, Minnesota leaders in Fargo to discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The next farm bill is being mapped out in Fargo during a 2 day conference.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The next farm bill is being mapped out in Fargo during a 2 day conference. Lawmakers from North Dakota and Minnesota are being joined by leaders from across the nation to detail major changes being proposed to the 2012 Farm Bill. The conference is looking at federal budget limitations, possible cuts to ag programs, and the impact deficit reduction proposals will have on local farmers and ranchers

Senator John Hoeven – (R) North Dakota: ”Crop insurance, right up front, very important. Right now, we're in a situation that crop insurance is not taking the reduction. We think it, not only sustained, but enhanced.

Senator Amy Klobuchar – (D) Minnesota: “We must see a strong sugar program, very important to the Red River Valley as we go forward.”

The conference features speakers from the Department of Agriculture and universities across the nation.

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