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House Agriculture Committee Unveils New Website

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WASHINGTON (June 10, 2019)- The House Agriculture Committee unveiled a new website today, featuring a modern, responsive design that works on phones, tablets, and desktops. The new website can be found at the same link: agriculture.house.gov “I’m proud of our new website, that makes it easier for folks to navigate and find out what the committee is up to,” said Chairman Collin C. Peterson. “We’ve ... Read more »

Chair Fudge Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on Proposed ABAWD Rule and its Impact on Hunger and Hardship

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(April 3, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia Fudge of Ohio delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on the proposed AWBAD Rule and its impact on Hunger and Hardship. [As prepared for delivery] “The purpose of today’s hearing is to examine proposed changes to a long-standing USDA Able Bodied Adults Wit... Read more »

Peterson, Thompson Push USDA on Farm Bill Dairy Program Implementation

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 In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Ranking Member Glenn “G.T.” Thompson of Pennsylvania, and more than 70 Democratic and Republican House colleagues urged the Department to prioritize the implementation of dairy provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Peterson Welcomes WTO Ruling on Challenge to Chinese Subsidies on Rice and Wheat

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(February 28, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota issued a statement Thursday following the World Trade Organization’s ruling in favor of the United States in its complaint alleging unfair subsidies for Chinese rice and wheat producers. The complaint, initiated by U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in 2... Read more »

Congressman Peterson Applauds IRS Decision on Filing Deadline Waiver for Farmers

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Congressman Collin C. Peterson welcomes the IRS’ decision to provide a waiver for farmers and ranchers on the March 1st filing deadline. Peterson sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig requesting the waiver, which also allows producers to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments. Peterson released the statement below: “I wrote the IRS last week, following input from my constituents,... Read more »

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