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Press Release

113th Congress

November 21, 2014

Peterson Statement: EPA Delays RFS Decision

Today's announcement leaves the future of ethanol, biodiesel and other advanced biofuels up in the air. The RFS has played a major role in keeping the rural economy strong and continued inaction Read More »


November 18, 2014

Peterson Statement: Conaway Named Ag Committee Chair

As a fellow CPA, I think we can find common ground as the Committee oversees farm bill implementation and reauthorizing the CFTC during the next Congress. The Agriculture Committee has a strong b Read More »


September 25, 2014

Peterson Statement: USDA Announces New Risk Management Programs

Beginning Monday, farmers will be able to visit their local FSA offices to learn more about these important risk management tools and make the best decision for their individual operation.

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September 17, 2014

Peterson Statement at Committee Hearing on SNAP Work Pilot Programs

The work pilot programs that we’re looking at today are an example of the bipartisan, cooperative work the Agriculture Committee does so well. We authorized these pilot projects because we Read More »


September 09, 2014

Peterson Statement in Support of Waters of the U.S. Regulatory Overreach Protection Act

This legislation is necessary because, in my view, the EPA does not seem to understand the real world effects these regulations will have on farmers across the country.

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August 28, 2014

Peterson Announces Enrollment for Dairy Margin Protection Program

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on September Read More »


July 30, 2014

Peterson Floor Statement on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

The legislation simply makes clear Congressional intent by amending both the Clean Water Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA, to prohibit permits for pesticid Read More »


June 23, 2014

Peterson Floor Speech in Support of H.R. 4413

The bill before us today is bipartisan, reasonable legislation to reauthorize the CFTC. I believe this bill strikes the necessary balance to actually become law.

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April 09, 2014

Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider H.R. 4413

I believe H.R. 4413 is reasonable legislation that ensures a well-functioning CFTC, regulates financial entities dealing in the swaps market, and allows end-users to continue using derivatives t Read More »


April 07, 2014

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act

This bill builds upon the previous bipartisan actions of the Agriculture Committee to further clarify that those not responsible for the financial collapse, end-users who actually use the markets Read More »