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November 20, 2020 Newsletter
Thank You Veterans, Line 3 Replacement Project Update, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, American Education Week, Hemp Growing in Minnesota, EIP Deadline Reminder, MNsure & Medicare Open Enrollment, This Week in History: The Founding of Hutchinson, Minnesota.
November 18, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Representative Collin Peterson today jointed U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN 2), and Betty McCollum (D-MN 4) in calling on the leaders of four federal agencies to streamline hemp rules. Currently, contradictory federal guidelines are leading to uncertainty in the market and preventing Minnesota farmers and Tribes from fully reaping the economic benefits of growing hemp.

November 16, 2020 Newsletter
Line 3 Replacement Permitting, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Minnesota Biofuel Update, Veterans History Project 20 Year Anniversary, National EIP Registration Day, MNsure & Medicare Open Enrollment Reminder, This Week in History: History of Veterans Day.
November 2, 2020 Newsletter
Pennington County's New Justice Center, AMAC Town Hall Meeting, Gray Wolf Recovery in Minnesota, Ag Innovation Campus groundbreaking at Crookston, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Five Tips for MN Businesses: SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness, IRS Dependent EIP Reminder, MNsure Open Enrollment, Library of Congress: Through a Glass Darkly, This Week in History: Election Day History, Views from the 7th.
October 29, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a final rule returning the management of gray wolf populations to the States. This final rule delists the gray wolf from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act, giving state governments the authority to manage gray wolf populations and prevent livestock losses in accordance with state law.


October 26, 2020 Newsletter
American Bikers for Awareness, Training, & Education Legislator of the Year; Chairman’s Corner: COVID Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers, Working with Local Governments to Address Issues with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Looking Forward with AURI; Legislative Update: H.R. 7777 Paycheck Protection; Redwood County Board of Commissioners; Valley Senior Services: Not-for-Profit of the Year; National Co-op Month; COVID-19 Updates & Resources; MNsure Open Enrollment; Medicare Open Enrollment; National EIP Registration Day; FEMA 10 Tips for CyberSafety; This Week in History: Statue of Liberty Dedication; Views from the 7th.
October 19, 2020 Newsletter
Redwood County Cemetery, Chairman’s Corner: Trade Discussion with United Kingdom Officials & Fish and Wildlife Service Compensation to Local Governments, Multi-County Farmers Union Meeting, Stepping up in the Seventh, Legislative Update: Emergency Legislation for Social Security COLA Increase, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Halloween Safety in the Seventh, SBA PPP Forgiveness, Department of Commerce SPRINT Challenge, This Week in History: Northern Boundary Line/Treaty of 1818
October 16, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Today, Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), introduced the bipartisan Local Government Taxpayer Fairness Act that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to pay local property taxes like a private landowner on land acquired by the agency following the enactment of the legislation.


October 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (October 15, 2020) – Representative Collin C. Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement Thursday in response to an announcement that USDA will issue $1.68 billion in payments to farmers through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) as part of the Department’s implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill:


October 13, 2020 Newsletter
Signup for 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage Begins Oct. 13th, MAKE PPE Act, Protecting Regional Sports Networks, Stepping up in the Seventh, Legislative Update, Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, 2020 Commanders Task Force Meeting, CODEL Breakfast Briefing, RiverView Health Building Project, COVID-19 Updates & Resources, Congressional App Challenge, 2021 Capitol Hill Challenge, Extended EIP Deadline, Social Security Updates, This Week in History: National Farmers Day.