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Farm bill may be N.D. freshman rep's first test

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Freshman U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., may be looking for a way to make a real difference as his first term in Congress begins.

Here's an idea: If a new Farm Bill passes out of the House Agriculture Committee in the next few months, Cramer should make it his mission to ensure that the bill reaches the House floor for a vote.


One of Congress' most epic failures in the past 12 months was its refusal to pass a new five-year Farm Bill.

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