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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider COOL Repeal Legislation

I think we should take a serious look at the mandatory labeling requirements that are in place in more than 60 other countries. EU labeling rules, for example, require indication of the country of birth, fattening and slaughter.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Peterson: COOL Repeal Not the Answer

I am disappointed in today’s ruling and will oppose efforts to fully repeal COOL. There are still several steps in the WTO process that must be met before any retaliation could go into effect so we should take the time to thoughtfully consider how to move forward.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider CFTC Reauthorization

While I co-sponsored H.R. 4413 last Congress, I am unable to support this bill because the facts on the ground, particularly at the Commission, have changed. I don’t believe we need all these extra provisions; we just need a simple reauthorization.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 and Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015

The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015 will continue price reporting programs to ensure that producers have access to transparent, accurate and timely market information. The United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2015 will continue the inspections provided by the Federal Grain Inspection Service.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Agriculture Committee Leadership Ask for Avian Flu Emergency Assistance

U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership today called for emergency assistance to be released to poultry and egg producers whose flocks suffered losses due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 infections.

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