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House Agriculture Committee ranking member Rep. Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) said he expects to see a mark-up in the House after the first week of May. On the Senate side, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) said she's "anxious" to start the official mark-up of the bill by the end of April, but hasn't completed negotiations on how to address concerns of Southern producers.
WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Leaders of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees would like to move versions of the farm bill this spring, but separate discussions Tuesday highlighted the same sticking points still remain over commodity and nutrition programs.
Critics, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., are concerned that the new definition will crowd out smaller communities. “We are disappointed in USDA’s proposals to shift funding away from the most rural areas by inflating the definition across the board,” Lucas and Peterson said in a joint statement. “This will result in smaller communities competing with larger and more urban areas for funding.”
Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is sparring with House Republicans over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act and partially privatize Medicare.
Mooney said that NMPF members were encouraged by a report delivered to them Monday from Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, who reaffirmed his support for the DSA and indicated that the House agriculture panel also will begin work on a farm bill this spring.
The Missouri dairyman says they were encouraged by a report delivered to them Monday from Congressman Collin Peterson, ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee who reaffirmed his support for the DSA and indicated the committee would begin work on a farm bill this spring.
Beltrami County was represented during President Obama’s inauguration Monday morning. Here’s a screengrab C-SPAN’s coverage of the ceremonies showing U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson wearing a hat bearing the name of Ponemah, a town of about 700 people located between upper and lower Red Lakes.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson would like to express his support to Minnesota Representative Collin Peterson in his call for assurance of debate from Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, in regards to crafting another possible farm bill.
Congressman Collin Peterson wanted feedback on farm bill proposals and farmers delivered it during a series of six farm bill update meetings held throughout the 7th District. Many farmers at Peterson's Fergus Falls stop supported his proposal for target prices.
By the August recess, the 2012 federal farm bill should be in place. That was the message Seventh Congressional District Congressman Collin Peterson shared with a group of farmers and ag business leaders this past Friday afternoon.