In January, Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson is expected to take over as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. This is a familiar role for Peterson, who chaired the committee from 2007-to-2011 and is now the ranking member. After the election, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue called the Minnesota congressman and congratulated him. “We talked about the fact that we’re both on the same page and we want this farm bill done sooner rather than later.” Peterson told RRFN the remaining farm bill issues should not hold up passage. “I think we should make a deal and get this bill drafted and ready to go so when we get together this (upcoming) week, we get the conference committee together and pass the bill out and get it over to the president.”
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