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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Peterson Announces Ag Committee Democrats

This is a great group of both new and returning members who care about the wide variety of issues overseen by the Agriculture Committee. I look forward to working with them, Chairman Conaway and members on the other side of the aisle this Congress.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Peterson Statement on Introduction of Free Trade with Cuba Act

This legislation will significantly open the Cuban market for our nation’s farmers and ranchers, who have struggled to get their products to Cuba due to the cash in advance requirement and prohibition of direct transactions.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Peterson Statement: USDA Announces Dairy Program Enrollment

The Margin Protection Program will help dairy farmers better manage the risks associated with dairy production and help alleviate dramatic consumer price fluctuations at the grocery store. I am pleased so many producers took the time to learn about the new safety net and chose to enroll in the program.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Peterson Statement: EPA Delays RFS Decision

Today's announcement leaves the future of ethanol, biodiesel and other advanced biofuels up in the air. The RFS has played a major role in keeping the rural economy strong and continued inaction could put that in jeopardy.

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