Representative Chellie Pingree's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
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12/01/16 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 11/04/16 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 10/14/16 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to EU Committee's Dismissal of Proposed Lobster Ban 10/13/16 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 10/06/16 Congresswoman Pingree and Cultivating Community Announce Investments to Grow Refugee and Immigrant Farm Businesses 9/29/16 Southern Maine Gets Disaster Declaration Due to Drought 7/28/16 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries 7/28/16 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers 5/25/16 ICYMI: Republican and Democratic Grandmothers Agree: Stop Wasting Food 5/18/16 Historic Moment With Cuba Presents Opportunity for Maine Businesses 5/06/16 Pingree Meets With Lead Cuban Negotiator on US/Cuban Relations 5/04/16 Meeting US Ambassador in Cuba 4/14/16 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request 3/09/16 Bill to Support Local Food Production Garners Senate Support 1/20/16 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 1/01/16 Issue Position: Local Foods 1/01/16 Issue Position: Reforming Agriculture Policy 11/20/15 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp 11/17/15 Pingree Gets Perfect Score From National Food Policy Group 10/26/15 Reps. Pingree and Poliquin says Maine rural businesses to get $1.7 million for efficiency, clean energy projects 10/21/15 Congresswoman Pingree To Introduce Bill To Reduce Food Waste 10/02/15 Over $700,000 In Grants Coming To Maine Thanks To Funding Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Inserted Into Farm Bill 9/30/15 Pingree, Poliquin Announce Federal Investment in Rural Small Businesses 9/22/15 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Val Doleini, Farm Service Agency Administrator - Dairy Insurance Program 9/18/15 U.S. Representatives Pingree and Massie Reintroduce Milk Freedom Legislation 9/11/15 Feds Roll out New Food Safety Rules after Pingree Opposed Initial Proposal 8/24/15 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law 7/30/15 DeSaulnier Bill to Help School Cafeterias Modernize 7/24/15 U.S. Representatives Massie and Pingree Introduce Bill to Revive Local Meat Processing 7/08/15 Rep. Kaptur Marks Historic Progress On USDA Protections For Meat And Poultry Farmers 7/08/15 Agriculture Bill Contains Priorities Pushed by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Passes House Committee 6/18/15 Rep. Kaptur Heralds Vote To Allow USDA Protections For U.S. Chicken Farmers 6/18/15 Ag Spending Bill Contains Big Win to Protect Rights for Chicken Farmers After Viral John Oliver Video Brought Attention to Their Plight 6/10/15 Mainer Eliot Coleman wins James Beard Award 6/03/15 White House Launches Initiative to Reduce Use of Human Antibiotics in Animal Feed 6/01/15 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act 5/19/15 Pingree Praises White House Policy on Pollinators 5/15/15 Thanks to Pingree Legislation, Feds Make Millions Available to Help Farmers Switch to Organic 3/17/15 Pingree Says Millions of Dollars in Grant Funding Available to Invest in Local Food 2/06/15 Pingree Celebrates Gains Made Since Farm Bill Signing One Year Ago 2/02/15 Maine Organization Receives $750,000 Federal Grant to Help Train New Farmers 10/17/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture - Questioning Poultry Slaughter Rule 10/15/14 Pingree Condemns Decision to Allow New Herbicide/GMO Seed Combination 10/02/14 Maine Receives $600,000 to Help Develop and Improve Local Food Economy 9/22/14 New Proposed Food Safety Regulations Better for Farmers 9/18/14 USDA Approval of New GMO Corn and Soy is a Step in the Wrong Direction 9/13/14 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink 7/31/14 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer 7/22/14 Dramatic Increase in Funding Available for Farmers Seeking Organic Certification 7/11/14 New Report Shows Maine Leading the Way in Farming Revival

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