House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson will be honored with the Organic Trade Association’s 2010 Public Servant Award.

Organic Trade Association to honor Congressman Peterson


Peterson, D-Minn., is scheduled to receive the award April 14 as part of the Greenfield, Mass.-based association’s 2010 Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.

Organic Trade Association to honor Congressman Peterson

Peterson


The evening reception is scheduled at the House Agriculture Committee hearing room.

Peterson has been a strong supporter of organic agriculture and played an important role in winning the biggest gains ever for the organic community in the 2008 farm bill, said Christine Bushway, executive director of the association, in the release.

Among those provisions are new funds for organic production research, data collection, cost-share certification and added money for the National Organic Program, the release said.

The reception also celebrates the group’s 25th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of passage of the Organic Food Production Act and the 10th Anniversary of the National Organic Program.