BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's U.S. senators both support the Senate's version of the next federal farm bill.
Republican John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp both say the bill enhances crops insurance, continues the sugar program and reduces the budget deficit.
The five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill passed by the Senate on Monday expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps. It also eliminates subsidies that are paid to farmers whether they farm or not.
The House is to take up its version of the farm bill later this month.