Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson and Republican Congressman Tom Emmer partnered on a town hall meeting in Melrose, Minnesota on Thursday to discuss farm policy. With the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, Peterson said there has not been a better time to be a dairy farmer. “I don’t think (the implementation process will) take that long, but, say it takes until May, you’ll sign up and it will be retroactive the beginning of the year.” Emmer said the finger-pointing and party-line politics in Washington needs to end. The pair agreed to hold similar joint-town hall events in the future.
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