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Peterson Statement on 2012 Farm Bill During Lame Duck Session

November 08, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“The election is over so it’s time to get to work. I’m optimistic that, if given the chance, we have the votes to pass a five-year farm bill.

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Peterson Floor Statement on Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act

August 02, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“Today is the last day of session before the August recess and once again the House will adjourn without finishing its work. No wonder no one likes Congress. Members will now have to explain Read More »


Peterson Floor Speech on Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act

August 02, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Multimedia

Peterson Statement on House Leadership Refusal to Debate Farm Bill

July 20, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“There is no excuse not to bring the farm bill to the floor. We’ve wasted the last two weeks on political messaging bills that are going nowhere. If the House Republican Leadership were Read More »


Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider 2012 Farm Bill

July 11, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“As I have said repeatedly, we need to finish the 2012 Farm Bill and send it to the President before the 2008 bill expires on September 30th. Today’s meeting brings us yet another step Read More »


Lucas and Peterson Release House Farm Bill

July 05, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“Congress needs to complete work on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires, otherwise we jeopardize one of the economic bright spots of our nation’s fragile economy. The leg Read More »


Peterson Statement: Senate Approves 2012 Farm Bill

June 21, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“Today is an important step to having a farm bill in place before the current bill expires this fall. I give high marks to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts who did an excellent Read More »


Peterson Statement: Senate Agriculture Committee Approves 2012 Farm Bill

April 26, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“This brings us one step closer to having a farm bill in place before the current bill expires in September. Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts have found a bipartisan way to move Read More »


Peterson Statement: Republican Budget Creates Uncertainty for Rural America

March 29, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“Passing a farm bill this year was already going to be difficult but the Republican Budget approved by the House today lowers the odds significantly. Going through the reconciliation process, Read More »


Peterson Statement: Republican Budget Leaves Farm Bill High and Dry

March 20, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

“The process outlined by the House Republican budget all but guarantees there will be no farm bill this year.

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Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider Budget Views and Estimates Letter

March 07, 2012 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

As the letter states, the Chairman and I worked together to develop a proposal saving $23 billion as part of the Super Committee process. We were the only Congressional Committee that even attempte Read More »


Senate and House Agriculture Committees Offer Bipartisan, Bicameral Recommendations for Deficit Reduction to the Joint Committee

October 17, 2011 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

Today the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction recommending a $23 billion cut to mandatory spending within the com Read More »


Peterson Statement at Ag Committee Organizational Meeting

January 25, 2011 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

Organizational Meeting of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 112th Congress

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Compilation of Responses to Farm Bill Feedback Questionnaire

November 15, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Publication
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Subcommittee Reviews Farm Bill Specialty Crop and Organic Agriculture Programs

July 21, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON – On July 21, 2010, Congressman Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, held a hearing t Read More »


Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry

Hearing to Review Livestock and Related Programs at USDA in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

July 20, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

Subcommittee Reviews Federal Rural Development Programs

July 20, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On July 20, 2010, Congressman Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, an Read More »


House Agriculture Subcommittee Reviews Livestock Programs in Advance of 2012 Farm Bill

July 20, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On July 20, 2010, House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., held a hearing to review livestock and related U.S. Department of Agricult Read More »


Business Meeting to Consider H.R. 4785, the Rural Energy Savings Program Act

July 14, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Business Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On July 14, 2010, the House Agriculture Committee passed the Rural Energy Savings Program Act (H.R. 4785) to encourage energy efficiency projects in rural communities. The bipart


House Agriculture Committee Approves Historic Legislation to Expand Agriculture Trade with Cuba

June 30, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On June 30, 2010, the House Agriculture Committee passed legislation to expand U.S. agriculture trade and increase jobs, approving historic legislation that will greatl Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

June 28, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – On June 28, 2010, the House Agriculture Committee held a field hearing in Fayetteville, N.C., to review U.S. agriculture policy, as the Committee begins the process of wr


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Fayetteville, NC

June 28, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – On June 28, 2010, the House Agriculture Committee held a field hearing in Fayetteville, N.C., to review U.S. agriculture policy, as the Committee began the process of wri Read More »


Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Hearing to Review U.S. Farm Safety Net Programs in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

June 24, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

WASHINGTON - On June 24, 2010, House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, held a hearing to review U.S. farm safety net pr


2012 Farm Bill Hearings Continue

June 24, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | AG Note

The House Agriculture Committee is currently holding hearings to review U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

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House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds 2012 Farm Bill Hearing

June 24, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On June 24, 2010, House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, held a hearing to review U.S. farm safety net program Read More »


Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Hearing to Review U.S. Farm Safety Net Programs in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

June 17, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

WASHINGTON - On June 17, 2010, House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, held the Subcommittee’s first hearing to r


House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds 2012 Farm Bill Hearing

June 17, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On June 17, 2010, House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, held the Subcommittee’s first hearing to review Read More »


Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry

Hearing to Review the Implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill Energy Title

June 09, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

WASHINGTON - On June 9, 2010, Congressman Tim Holden (D-PA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, held a hearing to r


Subcommittee Reviews Energy Title in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

June 09, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On June 9 2010, Congressman Tim Holden, D-Pa., Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, held a hearing to review Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 18, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On May 18, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Sioux Falls, S.D., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Comm


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Sioux Falls, SD

May 18, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On May 18, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Sioux Falls, S.D., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Comm Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

LUBBOCK, Texas - On May 17, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Lubbock, Texas, to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Lubbock, Texas

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

LUBBOCK, Texas - On May 17, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Lubbock, Texas, to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 15, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

TROY, Ala. - On May 15, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Troy, Ala., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the process of wr


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Troy, Ala.

May 15, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

TROY, Ala. - On May 15, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Troy, Ala., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the process of wr Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 14, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

MORROW, Ga. – On May 14, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Morrow, Ga., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the proce


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Morrow, Ga.

May 14, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

MORROW, Ga. – On May 14, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Morrow, Ga., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the proce Read More »


Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill with Agriculture Economists and Academics

May 13, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

WASHINGTON - On May 13, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson held a hearing to discuss U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill with economists and academics w


House Agriculture Committee Hears from Ag Policy Experts About 2012 Farm Bill

May 13, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On May 13, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson held a hearing to discuss U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill with economists and academics w Read More »


House Ag Committee Continues Farm Bill Field Hearings

May 13, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson continued a series of field hearings to hear from people about U.S. farm policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill.

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Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 04, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On May 4, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Cheyenne, Wyo., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Cheyenne, Wyo.

May 04, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On May 4, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Cheyenne, Wyo., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 03, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

FRESNO, Calif. - On May 3, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Fresno, Calif., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the proces


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Fresno, Calif.

May 03, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

FRESNO, Calif. - On May 3, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Fresno, Calif., to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begins the proces Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

May 01, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

NAMPA, Idaho - On May 1, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Nampa, Idaho, to review U.S. agriculture policy as th


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Nampa, Idaho

May 01, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

NAMPA, Idaho - On May 1, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Nampa, Idaho, to review U.S. agriculture policy as th Read More »


Field Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

April 30, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

DES MOINES, Iowa – On April 30, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Des Moines, Iowa, to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begi


House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Des Moines, Iowa

April 30, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – On April 30, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson held a field hearing in Des Moines, Iowa, to review U.S. agriculture policy as the Committee begi Read More »


House Ag Committee Hits the Road for Farm Bill Hearings

April 29, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson began a series of field hearings to hear from people about U.S. farm policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill.

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Hearing to Review U.S. Agriculture Policy in Advance of the 2012 Farm Bill

April 21, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Hearing

WASHINGTON - On April 21, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson held a hearing to discuss U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill with U.S. Secretary of Agricu


House Agriculture Committee Holds First Hearing on 2012 Farm Bill

April 21, 2010 12:00 AM | Farm Bill | Press Release

WASHINGTON - On April 21, 2010, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson held a hearing to discuss U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill with U.S. Secretary of Agricu Read More »