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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider H.R. 1029, H.R. 953

The Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act, now in its fourth iteration, is the result of work done by a broad coalition of industry and environmental stakeholders. The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act alleviates additional permitting requirements that would have little to no environmental benefit.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Purchases

Looking specifically at SNAP food choice it would seem pretty straightforward that we not allow SNAP dollars to be spent on junk food. But how do you define junk food?

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Peterson Statement on Food Labels to Reduce Consumer Confusion, Food Waste

It is a positive step when stakeholders can come together to benefit consumers. This voluntary label will help clear up consumer confusion around date labels on food and also help reduce the amount of food thrown away each year.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Peterson Statement at Ag Committee Organizational Meeting for the 115th Congress

We have a lot of work ahead of us this Congress and reauthorizing the farm bill is at the top of the list. I hope we can all work together to get a new, good bill signed into law before the current bill expires in September 2018. I think I speak for all of us on this side of the aisle when I say that we want to be helpful and are ready to get to work on this effort.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Peterson Announces Ag Committee Democratic Leaders, Subcommittee Rosters

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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