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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.
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 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 8, 2020 Newsletter
2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners; Weekly Ag Stakeholder Meeting; Universal Broadband Act: Rural Communities, MTA, CTC, American Farm Bureau Federation; AIPAC; ALS Association; COVID-19 Updates: Stay Safe Enters Phase III, Get Tested, Contract Tracing Text Scams, Services for Older Adults, Business Labor & Tax Resources, Small Business Development Center Webinars, Economic Impact Payments, U.S. Capitol Historical Society; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Webinars; Minnesota Small Business Profile; and Time to Enjoy the Outdoors.
June 1, 2020 Newsletter
George Floyd; Regional Pandemic Restrictions Would Ease Unequal Hardships; PPP Flexibility Act Passes House; Financial and Mental Health Resources for Farmers; USDA Establishes CFAP Call Center; Universal Broadband Act: Local Businesses, MPMA, AEM, CoBank; COVID-19 Updates; Stay Safe Order; Places of Worship, Funerals, and Weddings; Business, Labor, & Tax Resources; Small Business Development Center Webinars; Economic Impact Payments; U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
May 19, 2020 Newsletter
MN Congressional Delegation Urges Plasma Donation, Congratulations to U of M Class of 2020, Eggs & Issues, HEROES Act, Urging FEMA Assistance for Live Stock Depopulation and Disposal, Call for Testing and Tracing for Ag Workers, Universal Broadband Act: Tele-Education and Telehealth, National Input on the Universal Broadband Act: Association of Minnesota Counties and Power & Communication Contractors Association, FEMA Fire Grant Application Period Extended and Cost Share Waived, Vote in the Congressional Art Competition, COVID-19 Updates, Stay at Home Order, Economic Impact Payments, Livestock Processing/Producer Grants & Other Ag Programs, Business & Employee Resources, National EMS Week, and Mental Health Month.
May 11, 2020 Newsletter
Universal Broadband Act; Letter to House and Senate Leadership; National Input on the Universal Act: Broadband Beat, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband; Department of Justice to Investigate Meat Processors; National Nurses Week; Stepping up in the 7th: Hope for Our City, Food to Go in Marshall, Project 2 Fold, Sparboe Community Egg Giveaway, Prairie Musicians Provides Live Music at Home, Moorhead Spuds Play Rival in “Distance Game,” Fergus Falls Teacher Creates Pomp and Circumstance Video; COVID-19 Updates: Restarting Elective Procedures, Economic Impact Payments Updates, Unemployment Assistance, New Cost-Sharing Options for Small Food & Beverage Makers, New Round of MN Child Care Grants, New Round of MN Child Care Grants, Foster Care Resources/Foster Care Month, FEMA Delivers PPE Packages for Nursing Homes, Plasma Donations; Northwest Angle Documentary; Carrol’s Wild Life; Congressional Art Competition; County Fairs Cancelled for 2020; and Minnesota Statehood Anniversary.
April 28, 2020 Newsletter
Todd County Rural Broadband Project; Paycheck Protection Program & Health Care Enhancement Act; Urging VP Pence to Address Challenges facing Hog Farmers; Minnesota Announces Widespread Testing; $13.2 Billion in Relief allocated to K-12 Education; WOTUS Rule Replaced; VA Launches Prescription Refill App; My Action on COVID-19; Economic Impact Payments; Additional COVID-19 Updates & Resources; Recognizing Laboratory Workers; Carrol’s Wild Life; and Congressional Art Competition.
April 22, 2020 Newsletter
My Recent Action on COVID-19; Call to increase Commodity Purchases; H.R. 6365, Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities & Providers Act; FDA Approves UMN Ventilatory Design; My Previous Action on COVID-19; Economic Impact Payment Information; Additional COVID-19 Updates & Resources; Consumer Resources; Resources for Seniors; Agriculture & Rural Development; USDA Rural Assistance Announcement; Employees & Businesses; State & Federal Programs Out of Funds; DEED Taking Workplace Social Distancing Advice; Unemployment Compensation; Additional Employee & Business Resources; Veterans; Grants for Veterans; Education & Families; Taxes; Employment Taxes Deferred through December; Minnesota Legislature passes emergency insulin bill; National Park Week; and Deadline Change: Congressional Art Competition.