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AG Notes


Press Release

115th Congress

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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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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