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Peterson: Farm bill unlikely soon

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FARGO -- Don't expect a new farm bill by the time Congress bails out of Washington next week for the fall election, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Friday.

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That won't affect the nutrition and farm programs covered by the 2012 farm bill, at least until Jan. 1, Peterson and ag experts say.

But long term, taxpayers could end up paying more, Peterson said.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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