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115th Congress

February 16, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Purchases

Looking specifically at SNAP food choice it would seem pretty straightforward that we not allow SNAP dollars to be spent on junk food. But how do you define junk food?

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February 16, 2017

Peterson Statement on Food Labels to Reduce Consumer Confusion, Food Waste

It is a positive step when stakeholders can come together to benefit consumers. This voluntary label will help clear up consumer confusion around date labels on food and also help reduce the amou Read More »


February 16, 2017

Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider H.R. 1029, H.R. 953

The Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act, now in its fourth iteration, is the result of work done by a broad coalition of industry and environmental stakeholders. The Reducing Regulatory Burden Read More »


February 01, 2017

Peterson Statement at Ag Committee Organizational Meeting for the 115th Congress

We have a lot of work ahead of us this Congress and reauthorizing the farm bill is at the top of the list. I hope we can all work together to get a new, good bill signed into law before the curre Read More »


January 31, 2017

Peterson Announces Ag Committee Democratic Leaders, Subcommittee Rosters

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s Read More »


January 19, 2017

Peterson Statement on Perdue Nomination to Lead USDA

Agriculture and rural America play such an important role in our economy. With the appointment of Perdue, who has a background in agriculture, I am hopeful we will get a better sense of the incom Read More »


January 13, 2017

Peterson Announces Ag Committee Democrats

The Agriculture Committee's new and returning members are ready to get to work on the wide variety of issues overseen by the Committee, including reauthorizing the 2014 Farm Bill. I look forward Read More »


January 12, 2017

Peterson Floor Speech in Opposition to Commodity End-User Relief Act

Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to the bill. The bill went too far last Congress and it goes too far now. The Commission, in my opinion, just needs a simple reauthorization.

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