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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ag Committee Leaders Call for Dairy Program Sign Up Extension

In a letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack the lawmakers said extending the sign up period would encourage additional participation. “We believe an extension to December 31 should be made permanent to give producers additional time to make informed decisions and to improve program participation,” the lawmakers wrote.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Peterson Floor Statement on S. 764 GMO Labeling

I believe this is a good compromise. It’s another example of what the Agriculture Committee has consistently done so well. No one gets everything they want but, at the end of the day, I believe this bill will provide the transparency consumers crave while, at the same time, allow continued innovation in food production.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Examine Rule on Regulation Automated Trading

With Regulation Automated Trading, the CFTC has proposed some rules to try to prevent future market disruptions caused or made worse by automated and algorithmic trading. This rulemaking is still open and the CFTC continues to work to get it right.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Agriculture and National Security

Food insecurity around the world has an impact on national security, which is why today’s hearing is important. I don’t think a lot of people understand the important role agriculture can play when it comes to our country’s national security interests – a strong agriculture sector and stable food supply are critical to national security.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Evaluate SNAP Error Rates and Anti-Fraud Measures

States have a lot of flexibility when it comes to administering SNAP and it’s important that, especially as we continue our review and look ahead to possible policy changes, we keep a close eye on their work. We’ve made significant progress in eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in SNAP. It is very difficult for recipients to cheat the system.

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