Congressman Peterson

(Moorhead, MN) -- Congressman Collin Peterson is hosting a town hall meeting today in Moorhead with U-S-D-A Under Secretary Bill Northey (Friday 2 p-m). The House Ag Committee chairman says farmers will have an opportunity to talk with Northey about the Market Facilitation Program, the severe harvest situation and other issues. Northey is in charge of the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Natural Resources Conversation Service. Minnesota's congressional delegation sent a letter to U-S-D-A Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to grant Governor Walz's request for a disaster declaration due to the wet harvest.