MOORHEAD — U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, of Minnesota, stopped by Clay County on Monday, Dec. 3, to discuss progress on the farm bill.

Peterson is the ranking member of the House Ag Committee.

At the Moorhead Municipal Airport, he stated he's confident the bill will be on the House floor by next week.

He touted a bill which would benefit the struggling dairy industry and even showed support for hemp as a future crop.

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He said hemp could mean big money as an alternative to other cash crops.

"I don't know a lot about it, but I had a guy in Colorado come in last week to explain how they plant it, harvest it," Representative Collin Peterson said.

Peterson calls the new proposed farm bill a "marginal improvement" over the current one and said many compromises were made as he helped draft it.