Peterson Elected U.S. House Ag Committee Chairman

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(Learfield News Service/Washington DC) A lawmaker from Minnesota will lead the U-S House Agriculture Committee in the 116th Congress.

Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson was elected chairman of the ag committee by his Democratic colleagues Friday for the second time.

He served as chair from 2007 to 2011 and has been the committee’s ranking member the last eight years under G-O-P leadership.

Peterson says he’s honored to receive the support of his colleagues and adds there is no shortage of work to be done. He said 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.

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