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

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry
Nov. 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Hal Rodgers and Nita Lowey, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Committee and the Hon. Bob Aderholt and Sam Farr, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Requesting Assistance for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 14, 2016 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to EU Committee's Dismissal of Proposed Lobster Ban
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Oct. 6, 2016 Congresswoman Pingree and Cultivating Community Announce Investments to Grow Refugee and Immigrant Farm Businesses
Sept. 29, 2016 Southern Maine Gets Disaster Declaration Due to Drought
July 28, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
May 25, 2016 ICYMI: Republican and Democratic Grandmothers Agree: Stop Wasting Food
May 18, 2016 Historic Moment With Cuba Presents Opportunity for Maine Businesses
May 6, 2016 Pingree Meets With Lead Cuban Negotiator on US/Cuban Relations
May 4, 2016 Meeting US Ambassador in Cuba
April 14, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
March 9, 2016 Bill to Support Local Food Production Garners Senate Support
Jan. 20, 2016 Letter to Mr. Charles Parrott, Deputy Administrator of the Fruit and Vegetables Programs at the US Department of Agriculture - USDA Approves $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Local Foods
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Reforming Agriculture Policy
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 Rep. Kaptur Marks Historic Progress On USDA Protections For Meat And Poultry Farmers
July 8, 2015 Agriculture Bill Contains Priorities Pushed by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Passes House Committee
June 18, 2015 Rep. Kaptur Heralds Vote To Allow USDA Protections For U.S. Chicken 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 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
Sept. 13, 2014 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink
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
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