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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review Nutrition and the Role of the Charitable Sector

Farmers often have a disincentive to donate due to high packing and transportation costs and, if they do have them, agencies have a tough time getting perishable products out before they go bad. Growing the partnership between food banks and farmers could help this.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review Mandatory Biotechnology Laws

Consumers have expressed their interest in knowing more about where their food comes from which I think is a good thing. But when it comes to labeling we need to be able to find a smart way to balance this consumer demand with what we know about the safety of the foods that our farmers produce.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider Budget Views and Estimates

We were the one Committee that actually stepped up to the plate and reduced the budget deficit. Frankly, I would argue that we have done our part when it comes to deficit reduction.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review 2015 CFTC Agenda

This is the Chairman’s first appearance before the Committee but I’ve had the opportunity to meet with him and have been impressed by his commitment to implementing the new regulations called for under Dodd-Frank and being inclusive of all points of view throughout the process.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review the State of the Rural Economy

I remain concerned about attempts to reopen the bill, whether by making changes to crop insurance, SNAP or any other farm bill program. This is a very bad idea and could put everything we worked for in jeopardy. I hope that this Committee will remain united in opposition to additional cuts to farm bill programs. Quite frankly, the Agriculture Committee has done our work.

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