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Interview with Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee

July 1, 2010

[Source: javmaNEWS]

For the past decade, Collin Peterson has represented Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. Though only one of 435 members of the House of Representatives, Peterson is important to veterinary medicine because he chairs the powerful House Agriculture Committee, through which legislation pertaining to the nation’s livestock and food safety systems must pass.

Peterson recently took time to answer questions for JAVMA News about the Veterinary Services Investment Act, livestock identification and welfare, the Farm Bill, and efforts to curb the use of antimicrobials in animal agriculture.

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