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 4/24/2015

Apr 24, 2015 Newsletter

Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish-Off, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Minnesota Trucking Association, National Building Trades Legislative Conference, Senator Bob Lessard, Minnesota Bankers Association, Minnesota Peace Project, Air Line Pilots Association, Veterans Stand-Down, Partners in Policymaking, Hoffman Rural Development, Economic Development Roadshow, Large Volume Water Heaters, Agriculture Committee Update, Cyber Security, Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act, Small Business Excellence and Innovation, Breckinridge Flood Insurance, Congressional Art Competition

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Fight to Prevent Breckenridge Residents from Having to Purchase Unnecessary Flood Insurance

Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

In a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota lawmakers urged FEMA to delay moving forward with the final flood map for Wilkin County until it incorporates the flood protection that is in place for Breckenridge FEMA plans to release maps in May that currently do not take into account the flood management project in Breckenridge, so residents already protected by the project would have to buy flood insurance they do not need

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 4/17/2015

Apr 17, 2015 Newsletter

CFARE, Minnesota Beverage Association, Minnesota Pork Producers, Growth Energy, Ox in the Afternoon, Hormel, SoMN Beet Sugar, Saint Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Pheasants Forever, UofM Extension, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, Minnesota Biofuels Association, Womens Mining Coalition, Riverland Association Conference, Detroit Lakes Time Capsule, Animal and Plant Health Inspection, Emergency Recovery and Mitigation (FEMA), Middle Snake Tamarack Watershed, Legacy Amendment and Funding Workshops, Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, Agriculture Committee Update, Congressional Art Competition

Letter in Support of Energy Efficiency Standard Exemption

Apr 17, 2015 Press Release

Peterson Sponsors Bill to Repeal WOTUS

Apr 17, 2015 Press Release

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