Congressman Peterson and USDA Secretary Vilsack announce $50 million for water retention in the RRV

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Congressman Collin Peterson in Moorhead to announce targeted conservation funding of up to $50 million over the next five years in the Red River of the North Basin to minimize flooding, boost soil health, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat in the watershed. With this historic effort, the Red River Valley will finally get the chance to get some retention projects on the ground.
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Red River Valley designated as part of new conservation program

Congressman Collin C. Peterson announced that the Red River Valley of the North was named as part of the Prairie Grasslands Critical Conservation Area under USDA's Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The RCPP will allow USDA to partner with third parties or work directly with producers in watersheds and other critical conservation areas.
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Peterson hosts UAS meeting in Thief River Falls

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, in conjunction with Northland Community and Technical College, hosted a meeting about Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on Tuesday, April 15, at the Northland aerospace site located at the Thief River Falls airport. The meeting included a tour and presentation of Northland's aerospace programs, an overview of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, and discussion on how regional leaders can identify opportunities in the UAS field that can benefit the region as a whole.
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Peterson Sponsors Bill to Prevent Redefining of U.S. Waters

Jan 29, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 1/23/2015

Jan 23, 2015 Newsletter

MN Delegation Lunch, State of the Union, Marshall Avera Cancer Institute, Marshall Chamber of Commerce, West Central Workforce Grants, 114th congress Agriculture committee, National Agricultural Statistics Service, energy Audit and Development Assistance, EITC Day, National Potato Promotion Board, FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

Peterson names House Ag Committee democrats for new Congress

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 1/16/2015

Jan 16, 2015 Newsletter

Regional Conservation Partnership Program, Voyager Industries, Enterprise Minnesota, America Road Team, Growers Association, Clay Hunt Bill, Regulatory Accountability Act, DHS Appropriations, Gray Wolf Legislation, Critical Access Hospitals, Free Trade with Cuba Act, Future Farmer Training and Development, Fee-Free Forest Days

Peterson Remarks on Regulatory Accountability Act

Jan 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today in support of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015. The House passed the bipartisan legislation with a 250-175 vote.

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