Collin Peterson: Fighting to pass a farm bill

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2012 - 4:38 PM

The ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee describes maneuvering that has delayed the bill.

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briechersDec. 23, 12 9:37 AM

If crop insurance is the extent of the expenditures and regulations of the farm bill and it is means tested, it may be good type of safety net to have. I wonder what goodies are in the bill beyond the sound-bites used to sell it. Most of us will never know.

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splinedDec. 23, 12 3:47 PM

Collin might like to think he is helping small farmers, but his actions targeting the largest juggernaut farms with millions is subsidies and millions in investment/profit guarantees are a major force in driving smaller farmers out of business. Means testing of government subsidies and investment/profit guarantees would be a great place to start.

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