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Ahead of Hunger Conference, Pingree Urges White House to Advance ‘Food is Medicine’ Proposals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is urging the Biden Administration to incorporate “food is medicine” proposals into the White House’s platform for the upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Pingree, along with Reps. Kim Schrier and Derek Kilmer, detailed the important role that Food is Medicine interventions play in…

Delegation Announces $385 Million to Support Maine Farmers, Loggers and Mitigate Climate Change

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $385 million in nine projects that will benefit Maine’s forest products and agriculture industries while helping to combat climate change. The grants, which were awarded under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart…

Pingree Announces $600K to Strengthen Maine Meat Processing Supply Chains

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $600,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants awarded to three meat and poultry processors in Maine’s First Congressional District. Awarded through the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program (MPIRG), the funding will help strengthen and develop new market opportunities for meat and poultry…

Following Under Secretary’s Maine Visit, Pingree Applauds $300 million USDA Investment in New Organic Transition Initiative

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D- Maine) is applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $300 million investment, made possible in part with American Rescue Plan funds, to provide comprehensive support for both organic farmers and conventional farmers looking to transition to organic production. Announced this week by…

Miller-Meeks, Pingree Introduce the Biochar Research Network Act of 2022

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Today, July 29, 2022, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks M.D. (IA-02) and House Agriculture Committee member Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced the bipartisan Biochar Research Network Act of 2022. This bill would create a National Biochar Research Network where biochar would be tested on varieties of soil to see how well biochar absorbs carbon and benefit farmers in…

Pingree Urges Transparency in DOJ Investigation of Market Manipulation by Beef Packing Companies

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined several of her House colleagues in writing a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting an update on its investigation into allegations of market manipulation by the nation’s four biggest beef packing companies.  Over the last few decades, the four largest beef packing companies have grown and consolidated…

SCHOOL MEALS: Rep. Pingree’s Bipartisan Bills to Source School Meals Locally, Reduce School Food Waste Advance Through House Education and Labor Committee

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Today the House Education and Labor Committee advanced H.R. 8450, the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, which includes four major bills supported by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). The bills championed by Pingree and included in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act include: Kids Eat Local Act - Bipartisan legislation introduced by…

Ahead of June 30 Deadline, Pingree Joins Bipartisan Effort Pushing House Leadership to Extend USDA Child Nutrition Waiver Authority, Keep Maine Students Fed at School

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has joined a bipartisan effort, led by U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), pushing House leadership in both parties to act with urgency to extend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) ability to give U.S. schools the flexibilities they need to make sure America’s students are fed. In a letter sent…

In Brunswick, USDA Under Secretary Moffitt, Rep. Pingree Meet with Mainers Leading the Way in Organic Farming

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BRUNSWICK, MAINE – Today in Brunswick, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt joined Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Executive Director Sarah Alexander for a roundtable discussion with Maine organic farmers. While at Crystal…

In FDA Hearing, Pingree Presses Commissioner on COVID Vaccine Access for Children Under 5

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In a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies hearing on Thursday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) pressed FDA Commissioner Robert Califf for answers on the FDA’s timeline for making the COVID vaccine available to children age 5 and younger.  “I totally understand and appreciate how…

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