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Senators Discuss Farm Bill

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North Dakota Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven were in Bismarck today to discuss highlights of the new farm bill.

The House has already passed it, and the Senate will soon vote on it. They say the bill makes critical investments to a safety net for farmers and ranchers, including livestock disaster assistance. It also enacts reform to end outdated farm policies.

"This is a mandatory spending program where we are actually making reforms and saving more than $23 billion. So, our farmers and ranchers are stepping up. We have to do that in other areas of government, have these kind of reforms that save money to get on top of the deficit and debt," says Hoeven.

The bill also ensures the Country of Origin Labeling policy remains fully intact.

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