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Apr 9, 2013 | DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Farm Bill Still in Talks

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.

Mar 18, 2013 |

New USDA Rural Definition Stirs Controversy

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.”

Mar 15, 2013 | Star Tribune

Peterson, Republicans tussle over Ryan budget plan

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.

Mar 15, 2013 | Land O' Lakes

National Milk Producers Federation Reaffirms Support of Dairy Security Act in Farm Bill

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.

Mar 14, 2013 | Brownfield

National Milk dissappointed with loss of NASS reports

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.

Jan 21, 2013 | Bemidji Pioneer

Ponemah, Collin Peterson and the inauguration

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.

Jan 7, 2013 | Hoard's Dairyman

Minnesota Farmers Union calls for support of Representative Collin Peterson

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.

May 31, 2012 | AgriNews

Peterson gets feedback on target price proposal

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.

May 30, 2012 | Minnesota Farm Guide

Peterson pushes for Farm Bill 2012 completion by Aug. 5

“We are in imminent mode here to finalize the farm bill for this year,” Peterson said on May 18.

May 30, 2012 | Redwood Gazette

Collin Peterson talks about federal farm bill progress

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.