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Peterson talks ‘Farm bill hell’ and re-election

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Being a vital cog in passing a major U.S. House bill generally is an exhilarating experience.

But for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, passing the farm bill may have been less excitement and more relief.


“Today, after nearly four years of work, the House is finally considering the 2014 Farm Bill conference report,” the western Minnesota Democrat said as debate opened on the bill Wednesday. “It’s been a challenging and, at times, frustrating process. ...”

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.