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Peterson Statement: USDA Celebrates 150 Years


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today made the following statement on the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

"For 150 years, USDA has heeded President Lincoln's vision of the "People's Department.' Protecting our nation's food supply, providing support to our farmers and rural communities, conserving our natural resources, developing new markets, and investing in the future through agriculture research, biotechnology and innovation are just a few of the ways USDA impacts the lives of all Americans.

"Looking forward to the next 150 years, USDA will continue to lead the way, protecting global food security and meeting the world's growing food needs while continuing to educate consumers, promote America's farmers and invest in rural communities."

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