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Jan 25, 2012 | Litchfield Independent Review

Peterson shares frustration with Congress

“Only in Washington could we spend the last ... most of the year trying to figure out how to cut the budget, how to get the deficit down, how to cut $1.2 trillion out of the deficit and then that whole thing collapses,” Peterson told FDA members who gathered in the Litchfield High School choir room Dec. 10 for the cooperative’s annual meeting. Read more: Litchfield Independent Review - Peterson shares frustration with Congress

Dec 12, 2011 | Star Tribun

Corzine can't explain how his brokerage mislaid $1.2B

Rep. Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat and the agriculture committee's ranking minority member, challenged Corzine to explain MF Global's risky investment policies. Those policies included buying billions of dollars' worth of bonds issued by Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, all countries struggling to pay their bills. Once it purchased the European bonds, MF Global used them as collateral to borrow money.

Oct 31, 2011 | Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesotans in Congress skeptical on super committee budget deal

A congressional "super committee" tasked with slashing the federal budget and cutting the deficit has less than a month left to finish its work. If it fails, mandatory across-the-board spending cuts of $1.2 trillion will take place.

Oct 31, 2011 | Star Tribune

Farm subsidies are coming under the gun

"We don't want to pay people when they don't need it, and we don't want to pay people when they aren't growing a crop," Peterson said.

Oct 20, 2011 | Montevideo American-News

Governor’s Pheasant Opener hits the target

“Mission accomplished,” was how Montevideo City Manager Steve Jones described the first Minne­sota Governor’s Pheasant Opener, held in Monte­video last weekend.

Oct 19, 2011 | Minnesota Public Radio

Congressional leaders announce bipartisan proposed ag cuts

Rep. Collin Peterson, who's the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, was one of the signatories to a letter to the super committee outlining the proposals.

Oct 19, 2011 | Star Tribune

Bipartisanship and birds: It's all in the bag for pheasant opener

The governor and House Speaker teamed for a "perfect morning" and lots of laughs.

Oct 5, 2011 | MPR News

Kline and Peterson introduce bill to control cormorant population

A new bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. John Kline and Collin Peterson would give states greater latitude to manage the size of migrating flocks of cormorants.