More on Congressional Issues
(Washington, D.C.) - Representative Collin Peterson today jointed U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN 2), and Betty McCollum (D-MN 4) in calling on the leaders of four federal agencies to streamline hemp rules. Currently, contradictory federal guidelines are leading to uncertainty in the market and preventing Minnesota farmers and Tribes from fully reaping the economic benefits of growing hemp.
(Washington, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a final rule returning the management of gray wolf populations to the States. This final rule delists the gray wolf from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act, giving state governments the authority to manage gray wolf populations and prevent livestock losses in accordance with state law.
(Washington, DC) - Today, Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), introduced the bipartisan Local Government Taxpayer Fairness Act that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to pay local property taxes like a private landowner on land acquired by the agency following the enactment of the legislation.
WASHINGTON (October 15, 2020) – Representative Collin C. Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement Thursday in response to an announcement that USDA will issue $1.68 billion in payments to farmers through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as part of the Department’s implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill: