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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents western Minnesota, tells a Farmfest audience Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, that for the first time since he arrived in Washington, he is not sure if a farm bill can pass. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Farm bill plan advancing, but its future unknown

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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Top agriculture members of Congress can be ready with a backup farm bill quickly, but it is not clear if it ever will see the light of day.

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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat representing western Minnesota, is one of the four negotiating what could be a set of new federal farm policies, which he said could be honed within a week.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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