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115th Congress

February 14, 2018

Peterson Statement on Trump Budget Request

All of agriculture should stand together in opposition to this budget.

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February 06, 2018

Peterson Statement at Hearing on the State of the Rural Economy

Last year, the President’s budget called for $231 billion in cuts to mandatory farm bill programs. You were not yet at USDA when the budget was released but I hope that we’ll be able Read More »

November 01, 2017

Peterson Floor Speech on Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

We need to do something to address forest management concerns and I believe this bill seeks to do that. I’m supportive of moving the process along so we can negotiate with our Senate collea Read More »

October 11, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing Examining the 2017 Agenda for the CFTC

I’ve generally been impressed with how the Commission has gone about enacting these changes and look forward to seeing continued efforts to bring more transparency to the derivatives market Read More »

July 18, 2017

Peterson Statement on House Budget Resolution

This is more of a political exercise than a serious debate but it could have a very real impact on the fate of the farm bill. There are ways for us to work together but this isn’t it. I bel Read More »

July 12, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Technology & Innovation in Specialty Crops

I believe the specialty crop area is in a very unique position. Consumer demand is increasing but natural resources remain fixed and the labor supply is shrinking. It seems to me that the key to Read More »

June 27, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Derivative Clearinghouses

When we wrote Title Seven of Dodd Frank we anticipated that clearing could also become a central component of the swaps industry. Now, nearly 10 years after the financial crisis, that change is t Read More »

June 22, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on University Research

Agriculture research is vital to the industry’s future. The research done by our land grant universities and other institutions invests in the next crop of agricultural scientists and produ Read More »

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 »