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Peterson critical of site for signing landmark agriculture legislation


DETROIT LAKES (KFGO-AM) President Obama travels to Michigan Friday to sign the landmark farm bill. But conspicuous by their absence will be some of the key players involved in getting the legislation passed. That includes Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson, ranking Democrat on the House Ag Committee.

He tells KFGO News this was not the right thing to do. He doesn't blame the President who was traveling to Michigan anyway. He says the bill signing should have taken place in Washington so those who spent 3 years working on the legislation could be on hand.

Peterson says in the end, the important thing is that the President is signing the bill into law. Peterson says he had commitments in Minnesota already scheduled and could not change his schedule at short notice.

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow is from Michigan and invited President Obama to the state.