- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says the farm bill passed by the House and sent to the Senate on Wednesday has “both good results and areas of concern” for North Dakota producers.

The compromise measure was approved 251-166. Cramer voted for the bill.

The North Dakota Republican says the bill provides certainty for farmers and lenders going into the planting season, saves taxpayers money and expands crop insurance. But he says he worries it will add burdensome regulations for farmers, and he has concerns about making conservation compliance a condition of participating in the crop insurance program.

Farm-state lawmakers have been working for more than two years to get a new five-year farm bill passed.

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