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Peterson to meet farmers Friday in Olivia

OLIVIA -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the 7th District's congressman, will host a farm meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at Max's Grill in Olivia. The meeting is open to the public with farmers especially encouraged to attend, according to a news...

OLIVIA -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the 7th District's congressman, will host a farm meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at Max's Grill in Olivia.

The meeting is open to the public with farmers especially encouraged to attend, according to a news release.

Peterson, who is the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, will address the budget, the upcoming farm bill, renewable energy and disaster assistance.

He recently introduced new legislation to provide disaster relief to farmers and ranchers who have experienced weather-related crop losses, loss of livestock and damage to livestock feed supplies.

The Emergency Disaster Assistance Act of 2006 will also assist farmers who were negatively affected by high energy prices following last year's hurricanes. Max's Grill is located at 1325 West Lincoln Ave.

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