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House Fails To Pass Farm Bill

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There was a huge setback for the State's Agriculture Industry today.

The U.S. House rejected a five year, half-trillion dollar farm bill.

The Bill would have cut two billion dollars annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them.

North Dakota Farmers Union President Woody Barth says the failure by the house is a devastating blow for family farmers and ranchers.

Barth says the lack of a new Farm Bill will now fail to provide much-needed certainty for producers, puts food security at risk for our nation, and jeopardizes critical funding for energy, credit and rural development programs.

President Obama had threatened to Veto the legislation if passed by the House due to cuts in the food stamp section of the bill.

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