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Fate of key ag deduction is murky

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.

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Peterson will seek re-election

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson had a few things to take care of to prepare for his 13th campaign for Congress: pass a pilot’s physical and get his plane in tip-top shape to fly across northwestern Minnesota.
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Peterson will seek re-election

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson had a few things to take care of to prepare for his 13th campaign for Congress: pass a pilot’s physical and get his plane in tip-top shape to fly across northwestern Minnesota.
After months of speculation abo…continue reading on dglobe.com

Peterson brushes off early attacks from national GOP

August 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who is laying groundwork to seek his 13th term in Congress, said Thursday he’s unfazed by national Republicans’ early attempts to oust him from office in 2014. Continue Reading

Minnesota Rep. Peterson calls it like it is

July 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., is one of those rare politicians who speak with refreshing candor and without dizzying spin. The 7th District congressman did not disappoint this week when he let fly as his colleagues in the U.S. House, mostly Republicans, who are trying to scuttle a new farm bill. Continue Reading

Farmers get mixed news in federal budget vote

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

America’s farmers and ranchers are digesting a mixed signal that came from the last-minute extension of federal farm legislation in a bill dealing with the federal budget. Continue Reading

For Peterson, fiscal cliff bill puts budget ‘further behind’

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed on New Year’s night because it will grow the federal deficit by $3.9 trillion. Continue Reading

Farm bill could be part of solution to federal budget crisis

November 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The farm bill and impending “fiscal cliff” are being linked because new federal farm policy could produce billions of dollars in savings. Continue Reading

Lame duck action could turn fiscal cliff into pothole

November 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lots of talk comes from Washington about a “fiscal cliff” approaching Dec. 31, after which all kinds of serious financial problems could appear, but that talk is subsiding. Continue Reading

Farm bill unlikely before fiscal cliff issue resolved

November 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall budget-debt deal needs to happen before Congress can pass new federal farm policy. Continue Reading