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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Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 3/27/2015

Mar 27, 2015 Newsletter

Farm Bureau, Marvin Windows and Doors, Minnesota State Cattlemens Association, Alzheimers Association, Close-Up Foundation, Community Action, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, Minnesota Corn Growers, American Coalition of Ethanol, Lamb and Wool Producers, Tourette Syndrome Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, National Arts Action Summit, Mid-West Electric, Associated Milk Producers, Education Minnesota, Agriculture Committee Update, SGR Reform, ARC and PLC Deadline Extension, Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 3/20/2015

Mar 20, 2015 Newsletter

Science Advisory Board Reform Act, Minnesota Peace and Police Officers, National Corn Growers Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, University of Minnesota, Crookston, New National Cotton Council Chairman, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Ag Committee Trade Hearing, Windom Farm and Home Show, Special Olympics Minnesota, UofM Family Development, NAFSA International Educators, National Ag Day, Thielen Bus Lines, National Association of Postmasters, Minnesota Respiratory Therapists, Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Active and Retired Federal Employees, Minnesota Small Business Development, MN Association of Community Health Centers, Minnesota Power, Otter Tail Power, West Central Economic Development Professionals, Perham Minnesota Economic Development Authority, Fergus Falls Business Summit, East Diversion Flood Control Project, Wolf Depridation Funds, National Ag Week

Peterson Announces Funds to Control Gray Wolves

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Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 3/13/2015

Mar 13, 2015 Newsletter

Fergus Falls/Detroit Lakes Rotary, SunOpta, Minnesota State Cattlemens Association, Southwest and West Central Hospice Providers, Glencoe Close-Up, National League of Cities, Minnesota Postal Supervisors, American Malting Barley Association, National Sunflower Association, American Urological Association, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, National Bike Summit, Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 3/6/2015

Mar 6, 2015 Newsletter

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Minnesota Postal Workers Union, Metropolitan Airports Commission, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, School Nutrition Association, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Army Corps of Engineers, Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, Barnes-Aastad Association, Grocery Manufacturers Association, American Crystal Sugar, EPA Agriculture Advisor, Computing Research Association, ONE Campaign, Rice Memorial Hospotal, University of Minnesota Extension, Agriculture and Technical Educators, Big Elbow Lake Community Center, Keystone XL Update, Homeland Security Funding, Fuel Transport Legislation, Environmental Quality Incentives Program

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