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August 11, 2020 Newsletter
Requesting Direct Aid for Ethanol and Biodiesel Producers, Farmfest 2020, 15th Anniversary of the Renewable Fuel Standard, H.R. 7642, the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, H.R. 4104, Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, Prairie PROducers, Rural America Counts, COVID-19 Testing in MN, Mental Health Resources, Technology Grant Opportunity, and 4-year-old Mayor Bobby Tufts.
August 7, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Dave Loebsack, (D-IA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led a letter with 31 members of Congress to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, to request additional resources for the biofuels sector in the next piece of coronavirus relief legislation. 

 

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.
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.
June 29, 2020 Newsletter
2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner Visit; Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Annual Meeting; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Roundtable; National Biodiesel Board; Supporting Rural Hospitals; National Association of Homebuilders; Amnesty International; Legislative Update: H.R. 6723, the Universal Broadband Act; Thief River Falls Flood Project; 76th Anniversary of the GI Bill; COVID-19 Updates; Online Tool for Sick, Family, & Medical Leave; Unemployment Insurance; Slam the Scam!; Economic Impact Payments; This Week in History: Federal Land Grants to Railroads; and Views from the 7th.
June 29, 2020 Newsletter
House Biofuels Caucus’s Ethanol Industry Town Hall; AGRI Farm to School Rapid Response Grants; Minnesota Realtors; Wolf Livestock Depredation; New Social Security Benefits Portal; Free Parenting Resources for Veterans; COVID-19 Updates; Stay Safe MN; CDC Case Surveillance Report; Cover smart. Do your part. Slow the spread.; Small Business Relief Grants; Health Care Spending Flexibility; Economic Impact Payments; Smithsonian’s Distanced Learning Resources; 2020 Census Update; and Vote in the Congressional Art Competition
June 16, 2020 Newsletter
U.S. Chamber of Congress Bipartisanship Award; Calling on USDA to address CFAP concerns; Dicamba Use Allowed for This Year’s Crop; Supporting Biofuels through the Renewable Fuel Standard; Accessing VA Response to COVID-19; Storms Dominate Weather in NW Minnesota; Stepping Up in the 7th; Views from the 7th; COVID-19 Updates; Guidance for Youth and Adult Sports; Economic Impact Payments; Parts of Minnesota Experiencing Moderate Drought; 2020 Census Update; and Vote in the Congressional Art Competition.
June 3, 2020 Press Release

Today the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced it will grant a contested case hearing on the agency’s draft 401 water quality certification for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project. The Army Corps of Engineers will be extending its deadline for the project’s 401 certification from August 15 to November 14, 2020 to accommodate the hearing.

 

In their announcement, MPCA stated that the contested case hearing will focus on Enbridge’s water crossing methods to ensure all impacted streams and wetlands are protected.

 

June 1, 2020 Newsletter
Memorial Day; USDA Announces New Details of Coronavirus Aid to Farmers; Supporting the Ethanol Industry; Agricultural Disaster Designation for SD, MN counties; Thank You to All of Our Food System; Call to Resume Full Hours of Services in Lancaster, Roseau; EPA Proposes Changes for Residential Wood Heaters; Universal Broadband Act: Agriculture, National Farmers Union President Rob Larew, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) CEO Dr. Barb Glenn, Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose; MN Rural Letter Carriers Association; Stepping up in the 7th: High school robotics teams design gear for first responders; COVID-19 Updates: Stay At Home Order, Filing Paper Tax Returns, Economic Impact Payments, Employer Tax Credit, Smithsonian’s Distanced Learning Resources; The Story Behind Land O’Lakes Butter Logo; and FEMA Hiring.
April 17, 2020 Newsletter
Bringing Minnesotans Home from Abroad; Oslo Becomes an Island, Again; My Recent Action on COVID-19; Supporting Local Initiatives; Funding Rural Hospitals; Oversight of Cattle and Beef Markets; Support for the Biofuels Industry; My Previous Action on COVID-19; Economic Impact Payments Information; Additional COVID-19 Updates & Resources; Consumer Resources; Ensuring Telecommunication Connectivity; Agriculture & Rural Development; Unemployment Compensation; New PPP Eligible Lenders & Interim Final Rule; Emergency Childcare Grants; Additional Employee & Business Resources; Veterans; Grants for Veterans; Education & Families; Taxes; North Country Food Bank; Mayo Clinic leads on Convalescent Plasma for COVID Patients; Minnesota’s Chandler Industries Steps Up; and Congressional Art Competition.

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