House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson will be honored with the Organic Trade Associationâs 2010 Public Servant Award.
Peterson, D-Minn., is scheduled to receive the award April 14 as part of the Greenfield, Mass.-based associationâs 2010 Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.
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 groupâs 25th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of passage of the Organic Food Production Act and the 10th Anniversary of the National Organic Program.