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Farm Bill to cut payments for new CRP acres

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The most plain spoken man in Congress is U.S. Representative Colin Peterson of Minnesota, the Ranking Democratic Member of the House Agriculture Committee.

Peterson is an accountant by training, so he crunches numbers in his evaluation of the proposed farm bill. He is also a politician and stands with his party in opposition to the “welfare to work” provision in the farm bill.

Peterson talks about changes to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and how much he hates the Republican bill that is on its way to the house floor. He spoke to farm broadcasters about changes to CRP and what he thinks will happen to the final farm bill this year.

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