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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Oversight of Cryptocurrencies

 "...As it stands right now, I’m skeptical. It’s our job to be the adults in the room, and to ensure that in these early days, there is enough oversight of this new frontier to ensure that it can grow responsibly."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Floor Statement on the Motion to Instruct Conferees for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

“The mood in farm country is bad. It’s bad because of the Administration’s trade war; it’s bad because of declines in farm income; and it’s bad because of volatile weather like the floods in the southern part of my district. Farmers and ranchers are staring a historically bad year in the face, and another hit would mean devastation for many of them. And that’s exactly what an animal disease outbreak would cause."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Democratic Leader Pelosi Names Democrats to Farm Bill Conference Committee

 In conjunction with this afternoon’s motion to proceed to conference on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi named the following 10 Democrats from the Agriculture Committee and representatives from other pertinent committees who will join their Republican colleagues and comprise the House conferees for the farm bill.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Peterson Statement on Senate Farm Bill Passage

"I look forward to sitting down ... in conference and working to make the needed adjustments to the legislation so that we can get a farm bill passed and signed into law that protects our farmers, ranchers and consumers."

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Peterson Statement on EPA Renewable Volume Obligation Levels for 2019

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson released the following statement, calling on EPA to address the larger issue of exempting oil refiners from their obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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