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April 15, 2019 Newsletter
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Minnesota Delegation Hot Dish Competition, Chairman’s Corner (Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Leadership Institute, the American Association of Avian Pathologists, Minnesota Pork Producers Association, 4-Hers from the District, North American Agricultural Journalists, White Earth Nation, Red Lake Nation, Karlstad and Red Lake Students, North American Building Trades Union, Explore Minnesota, Minnesota Addiction Professionals, Charps in Clearbrook, Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists, University of Minnesota LEND and The Arc, Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association, Minnesota Ophthalmologists, Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, Americans for Homeopathy Choice, National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials, American Waterways Operators, E2 Visa Holders, Red Lake Electric Annual Meeting, Service Academy Night in Bemidji, Minnesota National Guard Quarterly Meeting, Save the Internet Act, 2017 Census of Agriculture.
April 9, 2019 Newsletter
Wood Heaters, Rural Utilities Service, Dairy Meeting with Senator Smith in Litchfield, Minnesota State Cattleman’s Association, Land O’Lakes Board Members, House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearings, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey, Marvin Windows and Doors, Department of Veterans Affairs Seal, Students from Hawley and New York Mills, 2019 State of the White Earth Nation, Minnesota Rural Education Association, Minnesota Bankers Association, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, Alzheimer’s Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, Child Care Aware, Water Environment Federation, Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Mortgage Bankers Association, Professional Insurance Agents of Minnesota, Network Lobby, American Association of Justice, Volunteer Driver Tax Appreciation Act, The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Discharge Petition, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, Gold Star Spouses Day.
April 1, 2019 Newsletter
Unarmed Civilian Protection Organizations, Chairman’s Corner (UMN Farm Income Report, Minnesota Farm Bureau), Students from Osakis and Fertile-Beltrami, CJ Bio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, AIPAC, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers, TRIO – Upward Bound, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards, Masonic Cancer Center, Midwest Assistance Program, National Hemophilia Foundation, PoDCo Manufacturing, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, Prepare for Flooding.
March 19, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friends, This week, the Administration released the budget they would like to see passed for fiscal year 2020, which calls for deep cuts to a number of programs important to rural America, including crop insurance, rural water, and housing programs.
March 11, 2019 Newsletter
Letter to EPA on Wood Heaters, Letter to Education Secretary DeVos on Argosy University Closures, Detroit Lakes Veterans Town Hall, Meeting with Veterans in Willmar and Hutchinson, Chairman’s Corner (Bob Fox, Barnes-Aastad, Midwest Dairy, Jim Fisher, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota Extension, Tri-Societies, National Sunflower Association), Students United, Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars, Minnesota National Guard, 340B Health, TSC Advocates, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Medical Association, SHAPE America, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund of Minnesota, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Minnesota Humanities Center, Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership & the Minnesota Council on Foundations, Virtual Dementia Tour, Winter in Minnesota, Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.
March 4, 2019 Newsletter
IRS publishes Notice Providing Relief for Farmers Filling Deadline after Peterson Letter, Agriculture Committee Hearing with Secretary Perdue, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary Wilkie, Chairman’s Corner (Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Association, Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, Minnesota Farmers Union, American Coalition for Ethanol, Minnesota School Nutrition Association, Hormel Foods), National Indian Gaming Association, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, AIPAC, East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, Prairie Public Broadcasting, Fraternal Order of Police, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA), Minnesota Biofuels Association, Kittson County Natural Resource Conservation Service, Opportunity Zones Workshop, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, The Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act.
February 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) reintroduced the bipartisan Rural Hospital Frontier Fairness Act to provide Sole Community Hospitals with increased funding to hire staff. The legislation also expands the 340b Drug Pricing Program to help these facilities afford increasingly expensive medications for patients. 

February 19, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friends, This week, Congress enacted legislation to fund the remaining government agencies through September 30, 2019. This legislation provides certainty to the federal employees, farmers, businesses, and many others that depend on the government to deliver essential services.
February 11, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friends, This week, the House Agriculture Committee adopted its rules for the 116th Congress, so that it can begin addressing the important issues facing America’s farmers, ranchers, and consumers.
January 21, 2019 Newsletter
Appointed to Serve on House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Matt Lohr, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Agriculture and Immigration Reform, 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau, Harley Anez Appointed to Air Force Academy, David Torgerson Announces Retirement from Minnesota Wheat Growers Association, Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference, Perham Health – Silos to Circles, Small Grains Updates, Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission, Temple Grandin Speaks at University of Minnesota Crookston, Legislation Creating Loan Program for Workers Affected by Government Shutdown, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Offices Open for Limited Services January 17, 18, and 22, SCAM ALERT! – Fake Social Security Administration Calls.

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