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Jan. 16 - It's not often a U.S. Senator consults with farmers in Carlton County, but that's exactly what happened at the Thomson Town Hall Friday morning. Bright and early, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar met with close to 50 people at a meeting hosted by...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota farmer will testify before Congress about his losses in the collapse of commodities trading firm MF Global Inc. Dean Tofteland raises corn, soybeans and pigs near Luverne in southwestern Minnesota. He has about...
Tags: Bankruptcy, U.S. Senate, MF Global
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota farmer told a Senate panel Tuesday he wants to know what became of $253,000 of his money that's gone missing in the collapse of commodities trading firm MF Global Inc. Dean Tofteland, who raises corn, soybeans and pigs...
Duluth News Tribune, Minn. Sept. 20--Northland supporters of small, community-based agriculture and local farmers are working to change federal farm policy to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly, and they are hoping to convince U.S. Sen....
TRENTON, N.J. - A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they can't get them any...
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials have pledged money to restart the wolf trapping program in Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has promised money from his agency’s operating budget for the...
With much of the current farm bill set to expire in 2012, Congress will be holding hearings to determine what, if any, changes should be made. North Dakota U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Won Koo, director of the Center for Agricultural Policy and...
By Jim Spencer Star Tribune, Minneapolis Oct. 13--WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a rare show of unity, the House and Senate approved three foreign trade agreements that have languished for years. The deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are...
WASHINGTON — Two senators from ethanol-producing states are proposing to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel and agreeing to support shifting some of that money to debt reduction. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Thune, R-...
Tags: White House, Ethanol, Biofuels, Tax Credits, Politics
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)WASHINGTON — Senate negotiators on Thursday announced a final deal that ends a 45-cent-per-gallon tax credit for ethanol by the month’s end. The measure now goes to the House of Representatives, where the nation’s formidable farm lobby...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced that a bipartisan agreement has been reached that allows for a transition to a more sustainable model of incentives for domestic renewable fuel production while...
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