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March 27, 2020 Newsletter
Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines, Government Response to COVID-19, DHS Designates Agriculture as Critical Infrastructure, Local Food Pantries, Emergency Motor Carrier Regulatory Relief , Production of Ethanol-Based Hand Sanitizer, Biofuels Caucus Asks the Administration to Support the Ethanol Industry, Guidance for Veterans, GI Bill Flexibility for Student Veterans, Health & Healthcare Updates, Medicare Expands Telemedicine Coverage, High-Deductible Health Plans can cover COVID-19 costs, Donate Blood, Consumer Protection Resources, FCC Resources, Social Security, Taxes, Federal Filing Deadline Postponed to July 15, State Tax Information, Small Business Resources, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Additional Business Resources, Employment Resources, Department of Labor, Filing for State Unemployment Benefits, State Employees, Effects on Job Corps, Education Updates, Student Loan Payments Suspended, Administration waives K-12 standardized testing requirements, Asking the Department of Education to Protect Students, Resources for Families, Library of Congress, PBS, Smithsonian Institute, Online Agriculture Experiences, Water Management and Flood Damage Conference, Western Minnesotan recognized for heroism, and Congressional Art Competition.
March 16, 2020 Newsletter
PL-566 Watershed Program Letter, USDA Budget Letter Meeting, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Minnesota agriculture groups, Supporting Agriculture through Aquaculture – AQUAA Act, American Legion Department of Minnesota, Joint VA Committee Hearing on American Legion Priorities, HVAC Oversight and Investigations Hearing, Full HVAC Committee markup meeting, Farm Forum in Fosston, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, Soil Health Meeting in Saint Hilaire, LeadMN, Students United, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, Minnesota School Nutrition Association, 340B Health, Minnesota Council on Foundations, National Barley Improvement Committee, National Humanities Alliance, HealthWORKS Coalition, National Association of Postal Supervisors, Alliance of Community Health Plans, National Association of Convenience Stores, State Historic Preservation Office, H.R. 1379, the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), NWS Issues Final Spring Flood Outlook, Farm and Rural Stress Resources Available, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tips to Stay Healthy, MN DEED’s Lisa Hughes Named Top 50 Economic Developer, Perham Health, and Congressional Art Competition.
March 11, 2020 Newsletter
Perham Health Visit, Wyatt Schmidt Appointed to Air Force Academy, Veterans Affairs, Hancock Public School Receives Blue Ribbon Designation, Prairie Producers’ Industrial Hemp Growers Meeting, AgriGrowth Legislative Reception, Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association, Minnesota Business Aviation Association, Minnesota Hunger Alliance, National Sunflower Association, School Land Trust, Minnesota Humanities Center, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Pediatric Dentists, Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (MN PERA), American Battlefield Trust, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) & Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Advocates, Celebrating the Life of Norma Hanson, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Tips to Stay Healthy, MN Department of Ag Seeking School Dairy Grant Applications, and Congressional Art Competition.
March 2, 2020 Newsletter
Disaster Assistance Secured for Sugar, Excessive Moisture, and Drought, Minnesota Disabled American Veterans (MN DAV), VA Secretary Wilkie, MN Department of Veterans Affairs, Agricultural staff associations, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Tim Dufault, USA Rice Federation, Innovative Wood Products, American Wild Game and Livestock Protection Act, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson, Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, Minnesota Department of Transportation, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), Prairie Public Broadcasting, Sioux Falls Vet Center, Southwest MN Workforce Development Board, Job Fair and Hot Jobs, Northern Hazelnut Growers Meeting in Brainerd, MN Credit Unions Association, National Association of Health Underwriters, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, Advocates for Energy Assistance, H.R. 1379 the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), Congressional Art Competition, Coronavirus: What You Need to Know, Planning to Fly Domestically? Get your Real ID before October 1st, Veterans Scholarship for Tuition Free Master’s Program, and Register Your Workplace for Census@Work Day.
February 20, 2020 Newsletter
FEMA Underestimation Delegation Letter, West Point Appointments, Sec. Perdue, Agriculture Retailers Association, MN Pork Producers Association, Holstein USA, USA Rice Producers Association, Kathy Zeman, White Earth Nation, Veterans Affairs, Minnesota State Board of Trustees, Center for Lyme Action, Dauntless Air, Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association, Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference, Minnesota DHS Commissioner, Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police, Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association, Lead for Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition, Special Olympics International, Prairie Island Indian Community, Neurofibromatosis North Central, UMN Water Resources Center, North Country Trail Association, National Federation for the Blind, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Winter in the 7th, Legislative Update: Bridging Responsible Ag Conservation Efforts Act, White House Agriculture Budget Request, MDH says Minnesota at Low Risk for Coronavirus, Don’ Delay Purchase of Flood Insurance, FEMA Resources on the Great Lakes High Water.
February 20, 2020 Newsletter
Biofuels Caucus Letter, National Prayer Breakfast, Veterans Affairs, Power and Communications Contractors Association, Minnesota Rural Water Association, Minnesota Association of Small Cities, Education in Minnesota, West Central Initiative’s Legislative Breakfast, Minnesota Healthcare Nonprofits, Minnesota Drug Abuse Prevention, Minnesota Local Taxpayer Advocate, University of Minnesota Extension SNAP Ed, Mining in North East Minnesota, USDA Issues Third Payment of MFP, Aquaculture Boosts Economies in Western Minnesota, Cormorant Management, and New Beginning for Tribal Students Grant Program.
January 13, 2020 Newsletter
Keith Olander, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Update, Women’s Health, United Way of Southwest Minnesota, Teacher Shortage Meeting, State Legislative Update, Farm Service Agency and Minnesota Extension Farm Bill Meetings, Small Grains Update Meetings, Fourtown Grygla Sportsmans Club Annual Meeting, and TRACED Act.
January 13, 2020 Newsletter
Impeachment Statement, Serving the 7th, USMCA Vote, Chairman’s Corner, Emmanuel Chavira, First District Association Meeting in Litchfield, Air Force Academy Appointee, United Farm Workers for America, Minnesota Christmas Tree, Polaris, Grain Bin Rescue Facility, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs, Minnesota Food Shelves, Northwest Minnesota Farm Meetings, Water Impoundments Work, Winter in the 7th, Environmental Protection Agency Lets Farmers Down Again, Census Bureau Hiring Hundreds in Minnesota.
December 16, 2019 Newsletter
Sugar Meetings with Sen. Hoeven, Member Day at the Ag Committee, Ag Processing Inc, NASDA, MN National Guard, Moment of Silence, Air Force Academy Nomination, Twin Cities and Western Railroad Company, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Minnesota State Forester, Lamb and Wool Producers Association, 2020 Census Effort, New London-Spicer School, USMCA, Farm Workforce Modernization Act, Conservation Stewardship Program, ARC/PLC Informational Meetings, and USDA Extends Dairy Margins Coverage and Market Facilitation Program Signup.
November 18, 2019 Newsletter
Fish and Wildlife meetings, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Dr. Beth Thompson, National Cotton Council, Stronger America Through Seafood, Veteran’s Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Johnson Pin Presentation, HVAC, Blue Ribbon Schools, Conservation Minnesota, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Senior’s League, Doosen Bobcat Ribbon Cutting, Enbridge Tour in NW Minnesota, Apple Tree Fergus Falls, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Campus Advisory and Advancement Board from the UMC tours the Sugar Beet Museum, Lake Bronson Veterans’ Memorial, Rural Hospital Frontier Workforce Fairness Act, China Lifts Ban on Imports of U.S. Poultry, USDA Extends Flexibility of Crop Insurance Premiums, Letter on Midwest Propane Shortages, 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and St. Paul Regional Labor Federation.

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