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Published October 22, 2012, 04:08 PM

Farm Bureau honors Rick Berg

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - One of the state's big farm organizations today honored Congressman Rick Berg.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - One of the state's big farm organizations today honored Congressman Rick Berg. The Farm Bureau, a national organization, has named Berg its annual Friend of Farm Bureau recipient. The award is given at the end of each Congressional session. The Farm Bureau says it is honoring Berg for his work on the Farm Bill, calling him an advocate for agriculture.

Jeffrey Missling – ND Farm Bureau: “Congressman Berg has worked tirelessly on behalf of ag like trade, tax reform and regulatory issues”

A spokesperson for democratic challenger Heidi Heitkamp said this afternoon that Berg claimed to support the Farm Bill in North Dakota at home, but actually voted to slash $180 billion from Farm programs, which led to the Farm Bill expiring. Brandon Lorenz says Heitkamp will stand up for farmers by seeking a spot on the Senate Ag Committee, something Congressman Berg has not done.

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