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Heitkamp: USDA expedites livestock disaster programs

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will expedite livestock disaster programs reauthorized as part of the farm bill that was signed into law this month.

The news could bode well for ranchers affected by a blizzard last October.

Farm bill negotiations had dragged on for months, much to the chagrin of many growers and ranchers in North Dakota.

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