Peterson Welcomes Quick Attention from Secretary Perdue, Minnesota FSA to CRP Contract Issue

Nov 2, 2018

DETROIT LAKES – Congressman Collin Peterson issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Farm Service Agency office announcement today that it would resume payments for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts pending revisions and corrections:

“I want to thank Secretary Perdue for his quick action on this important issue. I appreciate the working relationship that I have with USDA, and I’m happy that we were able to resolve this situation for landowners and producers in Minnesota as well as surrounding states. This is why I encourage folks who are having issues with Federal programs or see a situation that needs remedying to contact their congressional offices. Unless we’re aware of an issue, we can’t help get it fixed.  In this case, it was necessary to help remind USDA folks in D.C. that landowners were facing a November 15th deadline to pay their property taxes and the hold-up on getting CRP payments out the door was adding unnecessary stress to the situation.”