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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson conducts a news conference Friday at the United FCS office in Willmar. Peterson, the ranking Democrat on the Ag Committee, believes a new Farm Bill will pass this summer. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Peterson thinks new Farm Bill will be adopted this summer


WILLMAR — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson believes a new federal Farm Bill could be approved before Congress’ August recess.

In a visit to Willmar on Friday, Peterson said there is more Farm Bill-related activity in the U.S. House of Representatives this year than there was a year ago when the bill was never brought to a vote of the full House.

Leaders in the House have told him that they want to get a bill done this year, Peterson said. He is seeing more lobbying activity.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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