Nomination of Ed Schafer for USDA Secretary

Congressman Collin Peterson -- Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District
Press Release
October 31, 2007
Allison Myhre/218-731-1657

Statement from Congressman Collin Peterson on the
Nomination of Ed Schafer for USDA Secretary

I have known Ed Schafer for a long time and have a good personal and professional relationship with him from his days as North Dakota ís governor. Heís someone who understands agriculture in our part of the world, and that is a good thing. The question is whether he will have to toe the Administrationís line or whether he will be able to soften their position on issues like sugar and permanent disaster assistance.

It is good to have someone from our part of the world serving as Agriculture Secretary, and I look forward to working with him.