WATCH: Rep. Collin Peterson backs hemp, talks farm bill

Collin Peterson
Congressman Collin Peterson, D- MINN.
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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 H ouse 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.


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.

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