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 7/25/2014

Jul 25, 2014 Newsletter

MN Turkey Growers, FFA, AMI Hot Dog Lunch, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux, Land Stewardship, Generations of Serving, Tesuque Pueblo, Legislative Update, Military Matters, Disaster Declaration and Loans, County Courthouse Spotlight, This Week in American History, Visitors from the 7th, Congressional Art Competition

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

Announcement comes after Minnesota’s entire congressional delegation urged the President to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from significant flood damage.

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties

Jul 21, 2014 Press Release

Last week, the USDA Farm Service Agency designated these counties as a natural disaster area, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses and other organizations that suffered financial losses as a result of the heavy precipitation and flooding.

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 7/18/2014

Jul 18, 2014 Newsletter

Pennington County Fair, MN Administrators for Special Education, MN Farm Bureau, AgStar Financial Services, MN Corn Growers Assn., Board of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Pilot Caucus Reception, Clean Water Act, Agriculture Water Storage and Retention, Vet Healthcare Improvement Act, Veterans Medical Access Act, Military Spouse Job Continuity Act, Vet Mental Health Accessibility Act, MN Disaster Declarations, County Courthouse, This Week in American History, Congressional Art Competition

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has designated Rock County as a primary natural disaster area and Murray, Nobles and Pipestone Counties as contiguous disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible to be considered for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild from the extensive damage caused by heavy precipitation and flooding.

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