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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Food Waste

This is a challenge but I also think it presents a great opportunity for production agriculture. While many have no problem throwing food away, many Americans are still struggling to feed their families. There is a role for farmers and ranchers to play. They can, and should, step up to the plate to meet these needs.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Veteran Contributions to National Food Security

I’ve heard from folks all across the country who want to farm or start a career in agriculture. But if they didn’t grow up on a farm, or have some other connection to farming, it’s nearly impossible for them to get started.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Peterson Statement on 2017 Draft RFS Targets

While the higher targets move in the right direction, the numbers don’t reflect the potential that exists for biofuels use and production in the United States.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Peterson Statement at SNAP Hearing: The Retailer Perspective

This Committee focuses so much on farmers that the perspective of food retailers and the role they play in getting food to consumers can be lost. For many, a grocery store may not be easily accessible.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Energy and the Rural Economy: The Impacts of Oil and Gas Production

Agriculture is no stranger to fluctuating commodity prices and we’ve all witnessed the impact of extreme highs and lows. When commodity prices drop, rural communities, landowners, farmers and business all feel the impact. This is why it is important that we maintain a strong safety net and support a wide range of opportunities for rural citizens.

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