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Peterson: Next farm bill could boost Red River Valley floodwater retention efforts

Published 03/14/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota congressman says U.S. sugar program likely to be continued
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Wednesday that he is optimistic the U.S. sugar program will be continued in the next farm bill, but he said he is unsure when — or if — a proposed $1.78 billion Red River diversion to protect Fargo and Moorhead during flooding can be built given the current “fiscal environment.”

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