While not in office, former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson plans to stay involved in farm policy issues. In his address to the American Sugarbeet Growers Association virtual annual meeting. Peterson voiced concern about the current ag committee. “I think the Democrats are going to have a hard time finding enough people that are going to be willing to serve on the ag committee. I think they’re going to have to draft people to serve and these may be people that don’t have that big of an interest in being on the committee.” Peterson said the direction of the next farm bill will depend largely by who is in charge. “It depends if the Democrats retain the majority in 2023 or not. Reading tea leaves, given what some of these so-called Progressives are pushing, my guess is that Democrats will not be in charge in 2022.”
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