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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Aug 15, 2013 09:50 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Peterson: There Will Be Target Prices Based on Planted Acres

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking member on the House Ag Committee, spoke Aug. 13 at the Minnesota Ag Leadership Conference, leaving no doubt the fate of the new farm bill is murky.

"We're not giving up on getting a new farm bill passed," Peterson said, but he added, "I'm not sure how we get this done" due to food nutrition issues pushed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

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