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Rep. Peterson: Farm bill unlikely soon

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Don't expect a new farm bill by the time Congress bails out of Washington next week for the fall election, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Friday.

That won't affect the nutrition and farm programs covered by the 2012 farm bill, at least until Jan. 1, Peterson and ag experts say.

But long term, taxpayers could end up paying more, Peterson said.

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