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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 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2020) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson welcomed two announcements from the Federal government that would expand flexibility in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, joined fellow Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Biofuels Caucus to send a letter to President Donald Trump today regarding the recent Tenth Circuit Court decision that invalidated three Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of these waivers for small oil refineries.

The Caucus letter strongly urges the Administration to forgo an appeal of the 10th Circuit Court's decision and to apply the ruling across the country.

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.
February 19, 2020 Newsletter
Conservation and Forestry subcommittee hearing, USDA FSA, FRSAN oversight hearing, MCGA, President Signs USMCA, Big Game Forever, MREA, White Earth Secretary Alan Roy, House Veterans Affairs Committee, Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline, 2020 Census, NOAA Meeting in Marshall, Induction of Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Director, Red River basin Drainage Conference, Energy Conservation Projects in the City of Warren, Minnesota Taste Elegance, American Chiropractic Association, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Office in North Dakota, EPA and Army Corps Announce Final Rule to Redefine WOTUS, Highlights from report on 2020-30 Budget and Economic Outlook, and Veterans can now access patient billing statements online.
February 3, 2020 Newsletter
WOTUS Rule Replacement is Promising for Farmers, Plummer Sportsmen Club, Theresia Gillie, University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota Agriculture Expo, Chippewa Valley Agrafuels Cooperative Annual Meeting, Swift County Rural Development Authority and Greater Rural Opportunities Working, Cow Calf Days Seminar, Marshall and Kittson County Farm Bill Meetings, Small Grains Update – Morris, Winter Photos Across the District, Double Crested Cormorants, 2020 Census, and Friends of the National WWII Memorial.
January 21, 2020 Newsletter
Patrick Henry Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 4-H on Capitol Hill, Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers, Senate Passes USMCA Trade Agreement, CBD Legislation, Phase 1 China Deal, European Union Commissioner Phil Hogan, Theresa Gillie, Jake Chisholm, CentraCare, Minnesota Hospital Association Trustee Conference, Minnesota Organic Conference, Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference, Red River Watershed Management Board, $10 Million in Animal Pest and Disease Prevention, and Letter to Secretary Mnuchin.
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.