Representative Lucas Says Peterson Amendment Won’t Help
Hoosier AG Today
Even with the amendment House Ag Chair Collin Peterson offered for the Waxman-Markey bill, Ag Ranking Member Frank Lucas believes the greatest threat to U.S. ag producers is ignored. In a statement issued ahead of the climate change debate and vote, Lucas said he appreciated Peterson’s efforts to correct the worst features of the bill, but suggested the amendment fell short of what farmers and ranchers needed. He said issues like higher input costs and shrinking markets for crops weren’t resolved in the amendment.