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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Peterson Statement: USDA Announces New Risk Management Programs

Beginning Monday, farmers will be able to visit their local FSA offices to learn more about these important risk management tools and make the best decision for their individual operation.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Peterson Statement at Committee Hearing on SNAP Work Pilot Programs

The work pilot programs that we’re looking at today are an example of the bipartisan, cooperative work the Agriculture Committee does so well. We authorized these pilot projects because we value work and we want to put people back to work.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Peterson Statement in Support of Waters of the U.S. Regulatory Overreach Protection Act

This legislation is necessary because, in my view, the EPA does not seem to understand the real world effects these regulations will have on farmers across the country.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Peterson Announces Enrollment for Dairy Margin Protection Program

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on September 2.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Peterson Floor Statement on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

The legislation simply makes clear Congressional intent by amending both the Clean Water Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA, to prohibit permits for pesticide application when pesticides are applied consistent with FIFRA.

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