Policy Solutions President Jay Truitt cites Congressman Collin Peterson’s experience with very specific commodities, like dairy and sugar programs. “Peterson’s understanding of dairy policy and what really goes into that in the U.S. makes him one of a dozen people in Washington, D.C. that understand that.” Truitt says there’s only a few members on the House Agriculture Committee that represent hard-core rural districts. “Almost everyone else on the committee will be more interested in SNAP programs and incidental conversations about promoting markets and those kind of things as opposed to fundamental production agriculture issues.”
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