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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review 2016 CFTC Agenda

I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Commission’s efforts to harmonize its rules with foreign regulators, create margin rules as a protection in the un-cleared swaps market, address cybersecurity and automated trading, and improve data collection.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review the Farm Credit System

The topic of today’s hearing is very timely, given what’s happening across the countryside right now. Commodity prices have fallen, and will likely continue to fall, and land values continue to increase. This has a lot of farmers asking if they will have access to the financing they need for the next planting season.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Peterson Statement on 2014-2016 RFS Targets

The Administration deserves credit for listening to our concerns and now needs to immediately start work on the numbers and get the program back on track.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review American Agriculture and Our National Security

A strong agriculture sector and stable food supply is critical to national security. And agriculture has an important role to play when it comes to our country’s national security interests, something I don’t think a lot of people really understand.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Big Data and Agriculture

There are a lot of interesting things happening with big data and agriculture. These all have the potential to provide huge benefits to not just farmers, but consumers, and the economy as a whole.

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