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USDA extends Farm Bill deadline to March 31

LONOKE, Ark. — Farmers now have until Tuesday, March 31, to update yield history and base acres under the 2014 Farm Bill, a deadline extension announced Friday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Senate breaks impasse on DHS funding

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday began to move past an impasse over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that have threatened a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at week’s end.