Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Peterson Opposes Crop Insurance Cuts

Washington--Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that farmers are being asked to do more than their share in President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction plan. He’s particularly concerned about cuts to the crop insurance program.

“I’m very opposed to cutting more from crop insurance,” Peterson said. “We took $12 billion out of it already [in the 2008 farm bill].”

Minneapolis Star Tribune article

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