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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
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March 29, 2019 Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue - Senators Urge Implementation of Farm Bill Dairy Improvements
March 28, 2019 Letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue - Group of Senators Urges Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule
Jan. 18, 2019 Leahy, Sanders And Welch Join In Introducing 'Blue Card' Bill To Reform Broken Immigration Policies That Beset Dairy Farms And Farmworkers
Jan. 11, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, FDA - Explain Shutdown's Impact on Health & Food Safety
Dec. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator, EPA - Abandon Baseless Proposal on Animal Waste Emissions Reporting
Oct. 11, 2018 Sanders Introduces Emergency Legislation to Help Struggling Dairy Farmers
Sept. 10, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the Hon. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, the Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the Hon. Collin Peterson, Ranking Member of the Committee on Agriculture - Carper Leads Call for Strong Rural Water Quality Protections in 2018 Farm Bill
Aug. 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, and the Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member - Keep Anti-Environment Policy Riders Out of Senate Farm Bill Conference Report
Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, and the Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member - Senators Oppose Harmful House Provision in Final Farm Bill
June 21, 2018 FDA Announces New Approach To "Added Sugar' Label For Maple Syrup In Response To Comments From Vermont Delegation And Others
June 14, 2018 Leahy, Sanders and Welch Applaud Extension of Deadline to Enroll in Improved Dairy Safety Net Program
June 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner, FDA - There's No Sugar Added, Pure Honey is Pure Honey
May 31, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Calls for Deadline Extension for Farmers to Enroll in Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool
April 26, 2018 Letter to Chairman John Hoeven, and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley - Ensure Horse Slaughter Remains Illegal
April 26, 2018 Letter to Chairman John Hoeven, and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley - Ensure Horse Slaughter Remains Illegal
March 1, 2018 With Snap Under Attack, Murphy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Ensure Recipients Seeking Employment Don't Unfairly Lose Benefits
Dec. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations - Continue Defunding USDA Inspections, Ban Horse Meat in US
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Senators Press For Consumer-Friendly GMO Labeling
Aug. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers
June 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John Hoeven, Chairman and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies - Acer Access and Development Program
May 30, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns over Cuts to Rural Development
May 9, 2017 Letter to Chairmen John Hoeven and Thad Cochran, Ranking Members Jeff Merkley and Patrick Leahy, Senate Appropriations Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture - Call for Farm Service Agency Loan Funding
Oct. 20, 2016 Letter to Senate Committee Leaders - Unlock Federal Funds for U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling with Historically Low Milk Prices
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
Sept. 14, 2016 Sanders Statement on Monsanto-Bayer Deal
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture - Revise SNAP Rule
July 29, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Call on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Protect U.S. Dairy Farmers from the Dairy Industry Financial Crisis
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
July 7, 2016 Sanders Fights to Protect Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 6, 2016 Sanders Defends Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 1, 2016 Sanders Vows to Defend Vermont's GMO Labeling Law
July 1, 2016 I'm Proud Vermont is Leading the Nation on GMO Labeling
July 1, 2016 I Will Do Everything I Can to Defeat This Terrible GMO Bill
June 28, 2016 Sanders To Put Hold on GMO Labeling Legislation
June 23, 2016 Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation
March 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
March 9, 2016 Transcript: The Post-Univision Democratic Debate, Annotated
Jan. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on FDA Nomine
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for the Rights of Native Hawaiians
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Making the Wealthy, Wall Street, and Large Corporations Pay their Fair Share
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Improving the Rural Economy
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Michael Taylor. FDA Deputy Commissioner - New Cheese Standard That Could Harm Connecticut Dairy Farms
Dec. 4, 2015 Welch, Leahy, Sanders Challenge FDA on New FDA Cheese Standard
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
Oct. 9, 2015 Issue Position: Income and Wealth Inequality
Oct. 9, 2015 Citing FDA Nominee's Ties to Rx Industry, Sanders to Oppose New Commissioner
Sept. 28, 2015 On the Road: Energy, Intelligence, Idealism
Sept. 14, 2015 Remarks at the Liberty University Convocation
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
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