In his 30 years in Congress, former House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson was known for working across the aisle. At times, that meant compromise was necessary. “I had to eat some things I didn’t want to eat,” says Peterson. In recent years, Peterson says it was difficult to pass a farm bill. Out of 26 Democratic members on the House Ag Committee, Peterson says only seven were permanent and building seniority. Few members of his caucus represent a large agricultural constituency. “That shows you the biggest problem we have. All of the middle of the country is represented by Republicans.” Peterson hinted he’s been offered to lead the USDA in the past. Learn why he never accepted the job and more by listening to the full interview.