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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
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Posted in Features
Posted in Features
MN Senator Says Relief Bill Needed If Conditions Continue and Crop Insurance Falls Short
Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman has joined Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, both Arkansas Democrats, in cosponsoring a disaster relief bill for U.S. farm families stricken by drought and other natural disasters. “I am concerned that some 50 counties in Minnesota have met the threshold for a formal disaster declaration, said Coleman. While I will lend a hand to the Governor in securing that disaster declaration and the low interest loans it triggers, I am concerned that if conditions continue and crop insurance falls short, that additional relief will be necessary. The bipartisan bill I cosponsor would provide this relie,” Coleman said. The bill, S. 1309, would provide the same level of disaster assistance to U.S. farm families as provided in the 1998 crop year that was included in the Agriculture Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1999. “With some luck from Mother Nature and nearly 90 percent of eligible acreage in Minnesota enrolled in crop insurance at higher coverage levels made possible by the 2001 Federal Crop Insurance improvements, I am hopeful that our farm families will have the protection they need to weather this drought, Coleman added. But, if this falls short, the bipartisan bill I am cosponsoring would help,” Coleman said.