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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ranking Member Peterson’s Floor Statement on Consideration of the Farm Bill Conference Report

“During a time when rural America is facing a downturn in the farm economy and a trade war that’s taking its toll on crop, livestock and dairy producers from coast to coast, this bill will provide needed certainty to farmers and ranchers." 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Peterson Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill

I am proud of the improvement it makes for our dairy farmers. The bill will provide expanded, affordable coverage options and more flexibility for dairy farmers. It also provides permanent mandatory funding for several of the programs that first got mandatory funding in the 2008 farm bill, when I was chairman.  These include the Local Food & Farmers Market Promotion Program, Value-Added Producer Grants, the BFRDP Program, Organic Research, and the Section 2501 Outreach Program. I encourage President Trump to sign the farm bill into law quickly.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Senate and House Ag Committee Leaders Release Farm Bill Conference Report

Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., today released the text of the bipartisan, bicameral 2018 Farm Bill conference report.

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Peterson Statement on the Passing of Robert Bergland

Bob served the Seventh District of Minnesota exceptionally before taking his farmer’s experience and work ethic to USDA

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Peterson, Yoho, and Marshall lead letter in support of regulatory flexibility for livestock haulers

“Current hours of service regulations do not accommodate the unique needs of livestock haulers. This petition will allow them to deliver agricultural products to market more effectively while maintaining their proven record of safety.”
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