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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
College of the Atlantic - "COA Alumna Heads for the National Stage"
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 Funding Triples to Support Local Food Producers and Sellers
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 8, 2014 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers
April 25, 2014 Feds Warn State to Stop Rollout of EBT Photo Identification Until Further Review
April 25, 2014 FDA is Getting the Message on Spent Grains
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
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 23, 2013 Food Day, October 24
Oct. 12, 2013 Pingree Proposal to Limit Subsidies to Rich Farmers Moves Forward
Oct. 11, 2013 Expressing Sense of House Relating to Crop Insurance
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 Pingree Statement on the Failure of House to Pass a Farm Bill
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 19, 2013 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 1947, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 14, 2013 Standing Up for Potatoes
June 10, 2013 Senate Passes Farm Bill that Includes Local Food and Farm Reforms
May 13, 2013 Senate and House Agriculture Committees to Consider Farm Bill with Pingree's Local Food Reforms this Week
May 10, 2013 Delegation Applauds FSA Announcement to Resume Critical Farm Payments
April 9, 2013 Pingree, Sen. Brown Introduce Local Farms, Food, Jobs Act
March 1, 2013 Fisheries Officials Intend to Pay for At-Sea Monitoring
Jan. 2, 2013 Pingree Votes to Lower Taxes on Most Maine Families
Dec. 7, 2012 USDA Plans to Buy $16 Million of Wild Maine Blueberries
Sept. 21, 2012 Nearly $100,000 Coming to Maine to Increase Access to Farmers Markets, Local Food
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner
Sept. 13, 2012 Maine Delegation Welcomes Disaster Declaration for New England's Groundfishery
Aug. 6, 2012 Pingree Asks EPA to Loosen Ethanol Requirements During Historic Drought
Aug. 2, 2012 House Republicans Abandon Efforts to Pass Farm Bill
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
July 12, 2012 House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill with Pingree's Local Food Provisions
June 20, 2012 Senate Passes Farm Bill That Contains Pingree Local Food Provisions
May 7, 2012 Maine Farmer Testifies Before Congressional Committee About Local Foods
May 4, 2012 The Bridgton News - Know Your Food, Know Your Fisherman
April 30, 2012 Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill that Contains Pingree Local Food Provisions
April 17, 2012 New Grant Program to Help Schools Improve Access to Local Foods
Nov. 30, 2011 Letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson
Nov. 16, 2011 Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act
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