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Peterson rolls out House version of farm bill; cuts are deeper than Senate's

Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee. He joined his Republican counterpart in introducing a bill Peterson says has bipartisan support. Nearly half of its $35 billion in spending cuts would come from the federal food stamp program.
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Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee. He joined his Republican counterpart in introducing a bill Peterson says has bipartisan support. Nearly half of its $35 billion in spending cuts would come from the federal food stamp program.

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