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August 3, 2020 Newsletter
U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud, VA Committee Mark-Up, National Guard Deployment Ceremony, Big Stone County Board, H.R. 7575 the Water Resources Development Act, H.R. 7027 the Child Care is Essential Act, Remote Recreational Small Business Interruption Program Act, 2020 Farm Families Announced, High Water and Wind at Upper Red Lake, Paycheck Protection Program Deadline, Small Cities Development Program Application, Retirement Distribution Waiver, Strange Seeds, Donations Needed, and Albert Woolson.
August 3, 2020 Newsletter
Farmers to Families Food Box Program Hearing, Farm Energy Production Hearing, National Turkey Federation Executive Committee, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Renewable Fuels Association Board of Directors, Dairy Defined, VA Sexual Harassment Oversight Hearing, VA Legislative Hearing, Minnesota Newspaper Association, Northwest Angle Update with Canadian Ambassador, Supporting State and County Fairs, HR 886 the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act, HR 1957 the Great American Outdoors Act, Minnesota Mask Mandate, MDVA on Veterans Homes and Cemeteries, Localized Downpours in Roseau and Kittson Counties, Farmfest 2020 Opens Virtual Registration, Farm & Rural Helpline Now Receiving Texts and Emails, Call for Broadband Grant Applications, EDA Fraud Alert, Pierre Bottineau, and Views from the 7th.
August 3, 2020 Newsletter
House Appropriations Committee Includes Hemp Pilot Program Extension in FY21 Funding Bill, USDA Approves Minnesota Hemp Plan, Northwest Angle Border Issues, Supporting Rural Healthcare during COVID-19, Extending China Tariff Exclusions, Agricultural security Risk Review Act, Stepping Up in the 7th: Detroit Lakes Community Fundraiser, Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Winner, Hjemkomst, and Views from the 7th: Local Corn Field.
July 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to provide American businesses another year of relief from Section 301 tariffs by extending product exclusions currently in effect.


July 16, 2020 Newsletter
Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Winner, Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources Work to Streamline Haying and Grazing, 4-H Caucus Advocates for Youth Development Organizations, Urging the FCC to Prevent Ag Tech Interference, MN National Guard Congressional Breakfast Briefing, JBS Pipestone Donates Pork to Local Organizations, COVID-19 Updates, Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Impact Payments, and This Week In History: Paul Hjelm-Hansen.
July 16, 2020 Press Release

(Detroit Lakes, Minnesota) - Representative Collin Peterson is calling on Canadian officials to provide an opportunity for property owners to travel to the Northwest Angle, while still adhering to travel restrictions between the United States and Canada. 


The US-Canada border has been closed to all non-essential traffic since March.


July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN), Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), and James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai questioning the Commission's April 20, 2020, Order granting Ligado's application to deploy a terrestrial nationwide network to provide 5G services.


July 6, 2020 Newsletter
Murray County Museum, USMCA Goes Into Effect, Introducing Bill to Expand Local Meat Processing, Urging President Trump to Uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard, Reinvigorating Lending for the Future (RLF) Act, Unfunded Mandates Accountability & Transparency Act, Opposition to H.R. 2 Moving Forward Act, Garden Valley Technologies Annual Meeting, Congressional Art Competition – Last Call to Vote!, Cost Share Deadline Extended, July 15 Tax Deadline, Hunger Impact Partners, Apply for the Dream Big Awards, COVID-19 Updates, Economic Impact Payments, Stepping Up in the 7th – Titan Machinery, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg, and Views from the 7th.
July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and former Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma, joined Reps. Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, Chellie Pingree of Maine, G.T.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -   Representative Collin Peterson released the following statement after the House today approved the Moving Forward Act on a vote of 233-188.  Peterson opposed the legislation.