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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Peterson Statement: Administration Budget Proposal

This budget should be a warning to people in rural America. For years, groups like the Freedom Caucus, Heritage Foundation and Club for Growth have been advocating for these exact policies as part of their goal to completely do away with farm programs. They are now closer to making this a reality than ever before.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Rural Economy with Secretary Perdue

I’m very pleased to welcome Secretary Perdue to the Agriculture Committee. It took a while to get you here but it’s nice to see you’ve hit the ground running now that you’re at USDA. I think I speak for all of us when I say that we’re ready to work with you.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review Farm Credit System

I want to thank the Chairman for calling another hearing to allow us to hear from the Farm Credit System and its regulator today. There’s no question that access to credit is necessary for farmers to stay in business, but access to capital is also necessary for ag businesses and rural communities.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Peterson Statement at Nutrition Subcommittee Hearing on the Future of SNAP

I don’t want to find us in another situation where leadership steps in and mucks this up by adding unrealistic work requirements or some other ideological policy that would blow up the whole bill.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Reps. Bustos, Yarmuth, Peterson & O’Halleran Warn Against Impact of Trump’s Budget Cuts on Working Families, Rural America

The budget cuts programs that help our smaller communities be able to update their water systems and farmers navigate farm programs. These programs support rural areas, which support agriculture, which allows us to have cheap, safe and dependable food.

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