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Press Release

115th Congress

June 13, 2017

Peterson Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Small Watershed Infrastructure

Watershed programs are an incredibly important part of the conservation toolbox. Unfortunately, I don’t think a lot of folks are really aware of the programs themselves or the benefits they Read More »


June 07, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on The Future of International Food Aid and Agricultural Development

As trade deals continue to dominate the discussion, it is worth pointing out that 11 of our top 15 trading partners in 2017 were once recipients of U.S. assistance. Unfortunately, the budget put Read More »


June 07, 2017

Peterson Statement on U.S.-Mexico Sugar Agreement

This deal is an improvement over current agreements that have hurt U.S. sugar growers but the details will be important. It is disappointing that the agreement in principle appears to leave in pl Read More »


May 23, 2017

Peterson Statement: Administration Budget Proposal

This budget should be a warning to people in rural America. For years, groups like the Freedom Caucus, Heritage Foundation and Club for Growth have been advocating for these exact policies as par Read More »


May 17, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Rural Economy with Secretary Perdue

I’m very pleased to welcome Secretary Perdue to the Agriculture Committee. It took a while to get you here but it’s nice to see you’ve hit the ground running now that you’ Read More »


March 29, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review Farm Credit System

I want to thank the Chairman for calling another hearing to allow us to hear from the Farm Credit System and its regulator today. There’s no question that access to credit is necessary for Read More »


March 28, 2017

Peterson Statement at Nutrition Subcommittee Hearing on the Future of SNAP

I don’t want to find us in another situation where leadership steps in and mucks this up by adding unrealistic work requirements or some other ideological policy that would blow up the whol Read More »


March 17, 2017

Reps. Bustos, Yarmuth, Peterson & O’Halleran Warn Against Impact of Trump’s Budget Cuts on Working Families, Rural America

The budget cuts programs that help our smaller communities be able to update their water systems and farmers navigate farm programs. These programs support rural areas, which support agriculture, Read More »


March 16, 2017

Peterson Statement on Trump Budget Request

The President’s request would cut USDA’s budget by $4.7 billion, or 21 percent. It demonstrates a lack of understanding of farm programs and their impact on rural America.

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