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AG Notes


Press Release

115th Congress

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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March 15, 2017

Peterson Op-Ed: Ag Committee Prepares for Next Farm Bill

It’s not going to be easy. Every farm bill I have been a part of has been more difficult to pass than the previous one. There are myriad reasons for this but, given the challenges that are Read More »


March 01, 2017

Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider Budget Views and Estimates Letter

We have a new farm bill to write this year and I will oppose any attempts to further reduce farm bill spending. I think that, by and large, the current farm bill is working as we intended. We wil Read More »


February 28, 2017

Peterson Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Conservation Policy

But, now, I would like to see us get back to 35 or even 40 million acres in this next farm bill. This increase will improve water quality and address the declining wildlife populations we’v Read More »


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 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 »