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Chellie Pingree's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Date Title
March 9, 2016 Bill to Support Local Food Production Garners Senate Support
Jan. 20, 2016 Usda Approves $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Reforming Agriculture Policy
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Local Foods
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Nov. 17, 2015 Pingree Gets Perfect Score From National Food Policy Group
Oct. 26, 2015 Reps. Pingree and Poliquin says Maine rural businesses to get $1.7 million for efficiency, clean energy projects
Oct. 21, 2015 Congresswoman Pingree To Introduce Bill To Reduce Food Waste
Oct. 2, 2015 Over $700,000 In Grants Coming To Maine Thanks To Funding Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Inserted Into Farm Bill
Sept. 30, 2015 Pingree, Poliquin Announce Federal Investment in Rural Small Businesses
Sept. 22, 2015 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Val Doleini, Farm Service Agency Administrator - Dairy Insurance Program
Sept. 18, 2015 U.S. Representatives Pingree and Massie Reintroduce Milk Freedom Legislation
Sept. 11, 2015 Feds Roll out New Food Safety Rules after Pingree Opposed Initial Proposal
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law
July 30, 2015 DeSaulnier Bill to Help School Cafeterias Modernize
July 24, 2015 U.S. Representatives Massie and Pingree Introduce Bill to Revive Local Meat Processing
July 8, 2015 Agriculture Bill Contains Priorities Pushed by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Passes House Committee
July 8, 2015 Rep. Kaptur Marks Historic Progress On USDA Protections For Meat And Poultry Farmers
June 18, 2015 Ag Spending Bill Contains Big Win to Protect Rights for Chicken Farmers After Viral John Oliver Video Brought Attention to Their Plight
June 18, 2015 Rep. Kaptur Heralds Vote To Allow USDA Protections For U.S. Chicken Farmers
June 10, 2015 Mainer Eliot Coleman wins James Beard Award
June 3, 2015 White House Launches Initiative to Reduce Use of Human Antibiotics in Animal Feed
June 1, 2015 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
May 19, 2015 Pingree Praises White House Policy on Pollinators
May 15, 2015 Thanks to Pingree Legislation, Feds Make Millions Available to Help Farmers Switch to Organic
March 17, 2015 Pingree Says Millions of Dollars in Grant Funding Available to Invest in Local Food
Feb. 6, 2015 Pingree Celebrates Gains Made Since Farm Bill Signing One Year Ago
Feb. 2, 2015 Maine Organization Receives $750,000 Federal Grant to Help Train New Farmers
Oct. 17, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture - Questioning Poultry Slaughter Rule
Oct. 15, 2014 Pingree Condemns Decision to Allow New Herbicide/GMO Seed Combination
Oct. 2, 2014 Maine Receives $600,000 to Help Develop and Improve Local Food Economy
Sept. 22, 2014 New Proposed Food Safety Regulations Better for Farmers
Sept. 18, 2014 USDA Approval of New GMO Corn and Soy is a Step in the Wrong Direction
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 22, 2014 Dramatic Increase in Funding Available for Farmers Seeking Organic Certification
July 11, 2014 New Report Shows Maine Leading the Way in Farming Revival
May 23, 2014 Major New Crop Insurance Program Championed by Pingree to Be Rolled Out in 18 States, Including Maine
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 9, 2014 Funding Triples to Support Local Food Producers and Sellers
May 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
April 25, 2014 FDA is Getting the Message on Spent Grains
April 25, 2014 Feds Warn State to Stop Rollout of EBT Photo Identification Until Further Review
April 8, 2014 Gardner, Womack, Welch, Pingree Introduce Protecting the Sustainable Use of Spent Grains Act
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding
Jan. 29, 2014 Pingree Opposes Farm Bill, Says Legislation Does Little to Create Real Reform
Dec. 19, 2013 Federal Regulators Agree to Request From Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to Revise Important Food Safety Rules
Dec. 18, 2013 Letter to Mark Pryor, Roy Blunt, Robert Aderholt, and Sam Farr - Unsafe Chinese Chicken
Dec. 11, 2013 Fed's Regulation of Antibiotics for Farm Animals a Good Start but Much More Needs to be Done
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process
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