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Friday, June 24, 2016

Peterson Additional Statement on Senate Labeling Bill

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today made the following additional statement after Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced an agreement on labeling foods containing genetically engineered crops.Read More »

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Peterson Statement on Senate Labeling Bill

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today made the following statement after Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced an agreement on labeling foods containing genetically engineered crops.Read More »

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Evaluate Effectiveness and Outcomes in Nutrition Education

I believe this is the 15th hearing the Committee has held to review SNAP – it’s certainly been a thorough review. Hopefully what we learn today can be combined with the information from past hearings and we can focus on developing good policy.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Peterson Statement on House Poverty Proposal

Political documents in a political year are not the answer to improving nutrition programs. This proposal is strikingly similar to amendments that nearly derailed the 2014 Farm Bill. I believe that if the House chooses to go down this path we will never be able to pass another farm bill.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Food Waste

This is a challenge but I also think it presents a great opportunity for production agriculture. While many have no problem throwing food away, many Americans are still struggling to feed their families. There is a role for farmers and ranchers to play. They can, and should, step up to the plate to meet these needs.

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