Long and Peterson teaming up on ag issues

Southwest Missouri Congressman Billy Long recently came back from Brazil with House Ag Committee chairman Collin Peterson who will join Long next Friday on a tour of farms in Long’s district.

In the case of Brazil, Long says Peterson invited him to Brazil to look at a million-acre cotton and soybean farm, “And he said, ‘I want to get down there and look at it so we can come back and tell Trump to get this trade deal done so it doesn’t go to three-Million acres’ because that’s exactly what Brazil’s doing. They’re figuring out how to get their beans – We looked at their bean storage area, cave, whatever you call it. It’s pretty much empty because they’re shipping out everything to China.”

Long, a Republican, says he’s good friends with Peterson and he’s invited him on his annual ag tour in southwest Missouri, “Because any time we can do something in a bipartisan fashion in Washington we need to do it. Democrat, Republican, whatever, I mean we need to get together and do what’s right for this country. So, people saw I was bringing Collin and said ‘you’re bringing a Democrat in?’  And, I’m like, get over it! C’mon.”

Long made his comments at a press conference at the Missouri State Fair this week in the Missouri Farm Bureau Building. He said one of the top question he was asked at the fair was – when will Congress ratify the USMCA?

Peterson is also scheduled to meet with farmers at an event with Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler in western Missouri on Tuesday.

Missouri Congressman Billy Long

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