House Ag Committee and Elections

P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

March 21, 2014

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House Ag Committee and Elections

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), ranking member and former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has announced that he will run for re-election this year. 

There had been speculation that Peterson may retire.  He said there is “more work” to be done in Congress. 


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Congressman Peterson was instrumental in the passage of the last two farm bills. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) won the Republican primary in Illinois last week for the 13th congressional district in which he faced two challengers. He is a freshman member of the House Agriculture Committee.

The race for Congress in this district will be one of the most contested elections this November.

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About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

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