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March 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Congressman Collin C. Peterson once again placed within the top ten on the Lugar Center’s annual list of “most bipartisan” in the House of Representatives for the second straight year.
February 4, 2019 Newsletter
Minnesota Canola, National Sorghum Producers, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Adam on Agriculture, Ducks Unlimited, United Postmasters and Managers of America, USDA Farm Service Agency Announces Program Deadline Extensions, Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act.
January 28, 2019 Newsletter
U.S. Grains Council, KFGO, House Agriculture Committee Leaders Elected, Hockey Day Minnesota, Henry Tweten Retires from East Grand Forks City Council, We Are Water MN, Farm Service Agency Offices to Reopen During Government Shutdown, Market Facilitation Program Extended to February 14, Free Tax Preparation Sites Available Across Minnesota.
January 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (January 24, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota announced the election of the Chairs of the six House Agriculture Subcommittees following the Committee’s Democratic Caucus organizational meeting today in Washington.

January 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today gave the following statement on border security needs.

“I gave an interview yesterday in which I said that we should give the President the $5.7 billion he requested for the wall, with important conditions attached. Those conditions are what are critically important, and where we need to have a discussion.

January 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) are leading a bipartisan letter urging President Trump and Congressional Leadership to come to an expeditious agreement to reopen the government while securing the border. Young and Peterson are currently adding co-signers to the letter, which illustrates a shared willingness to work across the aisle for common sense legislation. The letter is supported by an equal number of Democrats and Republicans.

January 21, 2019 Newsletter
Appointed to Serve on House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Matt Lohr, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Agriculture and Immigration Reform, 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau, Harley Anez Appointed to Air Force Academy, David Torgerson Announces Retirement from Minnesota Wheat Growers Association, Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference, Perham Health – Silos to Circles, Small Grains Updates, Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission, Temple Grandin Speaks at University of Minnesota Crookston, Legislation Creating Loan Program for Workers Affected by Government Shutdown, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Offices Open for Limited Services January 17, 18, and 22, SCAM ALERT! – Fake Social Security Administration Calls.
January 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (January 18, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota on Friday welcomed the new and returning members of the Committee for the 116th Congress.

“This is a strong roster for the Ag Committee and I’m looking forward to tackling the challenges that our farmers and ranchers, rural communities and working families face,” said Peterson. “We have a good cross-section of the diversity of crops grown in this country and the regions that grow them, as well as great representation of the variety of issues of jurisdiction on the Committee.”

January 14, 2019 Newsletter
Bipartisan Minnesota Delegation Lunch, British Ambassador and HM Trade Commissioner, U.S. Coast Guard, United Way, Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Application Deadline Extended Due to Government Shutdown, Six Months of Chinese Retaliatory Tariffs, Agriculture-Rural Development-Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, Financial Services and General Government, Department of Interior.
January 11, 2019 Newsletter
Bipartisan Prayer Service, House Votes to End the Shutdown, VA Caregiver Program.