SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. | Key congressman optimistic about passing farm bill soon

4Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn.— A key congressional voice on agriculture, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, said Tuesday that he’s optimistic that lawmakers can pass a new farm bill next week after a delay caused by the break for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.

Peterson, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, who’s expected to become chairman next year, was heavily involved in negotiations that produced an agreement in principle last week among the top committee leaders in both the House and Senate.

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