AG POLICY NEWS
Calls Mount for Farm Bill
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:11 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., joined the National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau Wednesday in calling for action on a new farm bill in the lame duck session, but House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., declined to comment.

"I'm optimistic" that Congress will finish the farm bill this year, Peterson said in a telephone interview from his district in Minnesota, where he has been deer hunting.

"[House Speaker John] Boehner always wanted to get it done in the lame duck session," Peterson said, adding that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., ...

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