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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Feb 27, 2015 Newsletter

Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, USA Rice Federation, Farmers Rice Cooperative, Potato Growers (Meeting/Reception), National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers, Minnesota American Legion, MN Broadcasters Association, Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association, American Chiropractic Association, Concordia University Student Visit, Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition, Todd County Economic Development Authority, Minnesota Department of Transportation, National Autism Society, Almost Lost: A Meditation on War, American Pulse Association, Modernizing U.S. – Cuba Relations, Agriculture Committee Begins SNAP Reviews, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, Pilots Bill of Rights, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations, Keystone XL Pipeline, Commodity Classic, FFA Week, United States Naval Academy Summer Programs

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Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 2/20/2015

Feb 20, 2015 Newsletter

University of Minnesota Farm Business Management Program, Minnesota Corn Growers Legislative Reception, Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, DHS Funding Expiration, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 2/13/2015

Feb 13, 2015 Newsletter

State of the Rural Economy, Committee Reviews 2015 CFTC Agenda, Committee Approves Budget Views & Estimates, Minnesota Canola Council, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Minnesota Rural Water Association, University of Minnesota Dairy Growth Summit, Fosston Farm Forum, Western Great Lakes Gray Wolves, Fuel Transport Bill, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, Tax Bills advance in House, Congressional Art Competition

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