By: David Schwab, WDAZ
U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson says getting a new farm bill pasted has been like a four year nightmare. Peterson and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar were in Crookston today to meet with those working in the Ag Industry about the sticky point on getting a bill passed.
Peterson and Klobuchar are meeting with people in northwest Minnesota to explain the hold up in Washington on the farm bill. The Senate was able to pass a farm bill with strong bipartisan support which included cutting four billion dollars in nutritional programs, but the house isn't going for it. They want to see more cuts. Klobuchar blames those lawmakers in Washington who want to see the farm bill go away. Peterson told those at the meeting there is now work being done to spilt the farm bill, making the farm programs seperate from the nutrition programs, but he says that might make it even tougher to get a bill to pass.