Recently, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson (MN) issued the following statement about the change in leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee:
"Senator Lincoln's passion and support for American agriculture make her an excellent choice to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee. She grew up on a farm and knows first-hand how much hard work and dedication it requires. I look forward to working with her on the issues that matter to agriculture and rural America. I also want to commend Senator Harkin for his leadership and wish
him well as he takes over the Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee."