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Friday, January 18, 2019

Peterson Welcomes New and Returning House Agriculture Committee Members for the 116th Congress

 “This is a strong roster for the Ag Committee and I’m looking forward to tackling the challenges that our farmers and ranchers, rural communities and working families face,” said Peterson. “We have a good cross-section of the diversity of crops grown in this country and the regions that grow them, as well as great representation of the variety of issues of jurisdiction on the Committee.”

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Peterson, Conaway Introduce Resolution Honoring American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Anniversary Convention

 “Farm Bureau has a long history of advocacy for American farmers, ranchers and rural communities, and should be proud of the work they’ve done on their behalf,” said Peterson. “AFBF understands the challenge farmers face in producing more, using less, and communicating successfully with consumers, and I wish them success in the years to come.”

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Friday, January 04, 2019

Peterson Elected House Agriculture Committee Chairman

“Our job will be to work together with Republicans to provide responsible oversight of the administration, and pragmatic solutions for all points in the farm and food supply chain. I look forward to the challenge and I’m excited to get to work.”

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Peterson Statement on the Signing of the 2018 Farm Bill

"The law contains programs that will help provide much-needed certainty to producers. The law now provides expanded, affordable risk management options for dairy farmers, as well as permanent, mandatory funding for priorities like the Local Food & Farmers Market Promotion Program, Value-Added Producer Grants, the BFRDP Program, Organic Research, and the Section 2501 Outreach Program."

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ranking Member Peterson’s Floor Statement on Consideration of the Farm Bill Conference Report

“During a time when rural America is facing a downturn in the farm economy and a trade war that’s taking its toll on crop, livestock and dairy producers from coast to coast, this bill will provide needed certainty to farmers and ranchers." 

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