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Peterson Welcomes Food and Ag Provisions of COVID Relief Compromise

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WASHINGTON - On Monday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota announced the food and agriculture provisions of the latest COVID relief deal moving through the House and Senate this week. In addition to a 15 percent increase in benefits for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for six months, Peterson pointed specifically to the inclusion... Read more »

Peterson, Roberts, Conaway and Lucas to Reflect on Time in Congress, Ag Committee’s 200 Years

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WASHINGTON (December 3, 2020) – House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman and former House Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts of Kansas, and former House Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway of Texas and Frank Lucas of Oklahoma will sit down Friday, December 4, for a discussion of their time in Congress and reflection on the 200th An... Read more »

Peterson Welcomes Grain Standards Reauthorization

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WASHINGTON (December 2, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota welcomed passage Wednesday of S.4054, the Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 in a statement on the House floor: “The inspections provided by the Federal Grain Inspection Service define and classify grains as well as assign grades to specify weight and quality requirements, and these inspectio... Read more »

Peterson Urges GSA Administrator to Proceed with Collaborative Transition

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WASHINGTON (November 23, 2020) – Citing impacts to farmers, ranchers, and consumers from delays in the transition process, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota wrote to General Services Administrator Emily Murphy Monday urging the agency to proceed with a collaborative transition with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. “The inability of President... Read more »

Torres Small Appointed to House Agriculture Subcommittees

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WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020)-Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico was appointed to the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee and the Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. Torres Small has served on the Agriculture Committee since February 2020. Read more »

Peterson Statement on Task Force to Protect Worker Safety and Re-Open Meatpacking Facilities

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WASHINGTON (April 30, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson issued a statement supporting efforts to create local task forces to provide a framework to safely and efficiently reopen meatpacking facilities in a way that protects worker health and safety and begins to reduce the backup of hogs for processing in Minnesota and nationwide. Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota is conven... Read more »

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