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Peterson pessimistic about farm bill prospects

September 16, 2013

MONTEVIDEO — Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson said Monday he is not optimistic about passing a farm bill this yea....

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Sep-16-13 3:33 PM

All versions of this bill are overloaded with pork, even excluding food stamps.

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Sep-16-13 10:03 PM

"They want to get rid of farm programs and cut the budget.” Awww, gee Mr. Peterson – groups representing the American TAXPAYER and Representatives elected by TAXPAYERS are opposing the massive big-government giveaway known as the Farm Bill. Cry me a river, you beggar, Mr. Peterson. Cry me a river…

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Sep-16-13 11:13 PM

OIIOHH, "the massive big-government giveaway known as the Farm Bill."? Just watch what happens if there is no farm bill and no safety net for the American farmers producing food. OIIOHH, you better be saving your money, because your food bill will go through the roof!

All Americans benefit from the farm bill with low food prices, so be careful what you ask for...

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Sep-16-13 11:27 PM

The archaic rules and big dollar give-aways to farmers are an ethical disaster. Use the raisin industry as example, then move to peanuts, then. . .you get the picture.

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Sep-17-13 1:52 AM

“These screwballs we've got in office now, elected the last two times, they could care less about farmers” … Where’s the screwball Klobuchar and screwball Franken? Were they in Montevideo also?

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Sep-17-13 2:44 PM

The Farm Bill is so much more than simply welfare for corporate farmers. It funds USDA inspections of meat and vegetables creating a safer food supply, it contains provisions that allow farmers to access needed capital from banks, it helps farmers access new markets and advances economic opportunities in rural communities, it enables new farmers just starting out and encourages entrepreneurship contributing to job growth. Without a Farm Bill, we miss out on the opportunity to promote sustainable farming practices and organic foods or the ability to expand local food markets. The right-wing obstructionists including “These screwballs we've got in office now, elected the last two times…” can help by eliminating outdated corporate welfare and passing the Farm Bill. Their job is to do what’s best for our Nation, not succumb to the doctrine of uncompromising egocentric extremists.

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Sep-17-13 3:53 PM

Too much pork and archaic rules.

Take the pork out and pass the good parts of the bill.

I don't see a single Dem cut in the whole bill - why not?

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