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Peterson Elected House Ag Committee Chairman

Peterson Elected House Ag Committee Chairman

1/10/2019 11:47:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, National News, Ag Issues

Following a vote by his Democratic colleagues, Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota was elected Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. This is the second time Peterson has served as the committee’s chairman, first serving in 2007 and previously serving as the committee’s Ranking Member. 

Peterson issued the following statement upon his election saying, “I am honored to receive the support of my colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee in the 116th Congress. I look forward to continuing the important work of the committee to address the many challenges facing our producers, our rural communities, and our working families across the country. There is no shortage of work to be done. There is a new farm bill to implement, a growing economic storm in farm country to address, and the ongoing harm of a trade war to alleviate, not to mention the range of unforeseen issues that will test the mettle of the people we’re here to serve. Our job will be to work together with Republicans to provide responsible oversight of the administration, and pragmatic solutions for all points in the farm and food supply chain. I look forward to the challenge and I’m excited to get to work.”

Another issue the House Ag Committee will face is the scrutiny of USDA's plan to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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