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Press Release

114th Congress

November 23, 2016

Peterson Announces Improved Final Rule for 2017 Renewable Fuel Standards

“Today, I am pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency has gotten the Renewable Fuel Standard back on schedule and released more robust, final volume obligations for 2017,” Pet Read More »


November 16, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Opportunities for Improving Access to Food

We’ve covered a lot of issues but the overwhelming theme of the testimony has shown us that while there are some areas for improvement, SNAP works. We’ve also heard testimony opposing Read More »


September 14, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on American Agricultural Trade with Cuba

Now, as we’re all aware, the Administration has taken steps to ease both trade and travel restrictions. This is a good step but there is still more work that we can do to open this market t Read More »


August 23, 2016

Peterson Statement: USDA Takes Steps to Provide Dairy Industry Relief

Today’s announcement is welcome news. The combination of declining milk prices and record high cheese stocks has left many dairy farmers struggling. Through this cheese purchase, both farme Read More »


July 21, 2016

Ag Committee Leaders Call for Dairy Program Sign Up Extension

In a letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack the lawmakers said extending the sign up period would encourage additional participation. “We believe an extension to December 31 should be made perman Read More »


July 14, 2016

Peterson Floor Statement on S. 764 GMO Labeling

I believe this is a good compromise. It’s another example of what the Agriculture Committee has consistently done so well. No one gets everything they want but, at the end of the day, I bel Read More »


July 13, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Examine Rule on Regulation Automated Trading

With Regulation Automated Trading, the CFTC has proposed some rules to try to prevent future market disruptions caused or made worse by automated and algorithmic trading. This rulemaking is still Read More »


July 07, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Agriculture and National Security

Food insecurity around the world has an impact on national security, which is why today’s hearing is important. I don’t think a lot of people understand the important role agriculture Read More »


July 06, 2016

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Evaluate SNAP Error Rates and Anti-Fraud Measures

States have a lot of flexibility when it comes to administering SNAP and it’s important that, especially as we continue our review and look ahead to possible policy changes, we keep a close Read More »


June 24, 2016

Peterson Additional Statement on Senate Labeling Bill

While I prefer the House passed voluntary approach for the labeling of food produced from genetically engineered crops, I will support the Senate GMO labeling bill should it come to a vote in the Read More »