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Published January 20, 2014, 05:05 PM

Senator Heitkamp expects a farm bill within the next three weeks

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Senator Heidi Heitkamp says there will be a farm bill, and she expects it in the next 3 weeks.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Senator Heidi Heitkamp says there will be a farm bill, and she expects it in the next 3 weeks.

She says the bill is finally at the 1-yard line, but pressure still needs to be on lawmakers to get it finalized.

Heitkamp told the roughly 70 person crowd at the Crop Insurance Conference today that the legislation does come with some unwelcome news for many farmers.

It will most likely have a conservation clause.

Heitkamp says that agriculture technology is the future of the business, and help for tech startup companies trying to get off the ground will also be in the bill.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp/North Dakota: "agriculture has led the way in guaranteeing at least some rationality in our balance of trade. Agricultures led the way in terms of employment. 16,000,000 jobs."

Heitkamp says the Farm Bill will have strong language supporting the Federal Crop Insurance Program.

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