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Farm Bill forestry provisions get wide support

Provisions that will allow the Forest Service to expand logging, thinning and other forest restoration work supported by collaborative groups was included in the Farm Bill that passed Tuesday. The bill’s forestry provisions brought praise from timber land owners, loggers

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Crapo sets Wednesday Tele-town Hall to hear from Idahoans on Syria, debt

Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo says he expects Syria to be high on the agenda, along with the budget and farm bill, as he takes phone calls Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mountain Time. The Sept. 18 call will be the

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Idaho grain producers hail passage of food stamp-free farm bill

The Idaho Grain Producers Association says wheat and barley growers “breathed a sigh of relief” with Thursday’s House passage of a new farm bill that removes the food stamp program. H.R. 2642 passed 216-208, with 12 Republicans joining 196 Democrats

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