Climate Bill (Chairman Peterson); Farm Bill; Trade Issues; Food Prices; Peanuts; and The Organic Label
Climate Bill (Chairman Peterson)
Yesterday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) was a guest on the AgriTalk Radio Program with Mike Adams. The focus of the conversation was the Waxman-Markey climate bill that passed the House last week.
In the first audio segment (MP3-5:30) from yesterday’s interview with Chairman Peterson on AgriTalk, the discussion focused on the bill in more general terms and contained a broader analysis of the legislation.
In the second segment (MP3-8:00), the Chairman provided more analytical detail with respect to the legislation and focused on how the bill might be tweaked in the Senate and addressed some international issues associated with the bill.
Also in the second audio segment, Chairman Peterson reminded listeners that the executive branch, under the Environmental Protection Agency, has garnered authority to regulate some greenhouse gas emissions and would act on climate related issues if Congress chose not to address the topic. Like other lawmakers and agricultural stakeholders, Chairman Peterson articulated that letting EPA address the climate issue independently and without input from Congress would most likely lead to an undesirable outcome.