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Friday, 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 could put that in jeopardy.

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Tuesday, 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 bipartisan tradition, which I look forward to continuing under Chairman Conaway.

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Thursday, 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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Wednesday, 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 value work and we want to put people back to work.

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Tuesday, 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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