Committee head Peterson aims to keep tight lid on next farm bill

Bogardus, Kevin; Swanson, Ian
May 2007
Hill;5/17/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 59, p3
The article focuses on the argument over the farm bill in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and House Democrats are battling over the next farm bill. Peterson wants the bill to be controlled by his committee and securing its passage before the August recess. This would make it easier for the commodity groups to retain farm subsidy payments. He puts emphasis of the necessity to work in the committee avoiding a repetition of what had happened in 2002.


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