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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.
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 12, 2019 Newsletter
Minnesota Delegation Requests Aid for Farmers Struggling with Flooding, Town Hall Meeting in Crookston, Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtable, American Crystal Sugar Board Meeting, Agriculture Town Hall, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Kidney Community Advocates, Good Samaritan Society, Department of VA in the District, Roots of the Red River Valley, Veterans’ Day is a Call to Action, EPA Seeks Nominations for Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee, News and Views with Joel Heitkamp, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and First American Legion in Minneapolis.
September 30, 2019 Newsletter
Dairy Margin Coverage, Upcoming Service Academy Nights, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert, Tyson Fresh Meats, Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Robert Lighthizer, MN National Guard, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, Bill Introduction: Delisting Gray Wolves, MN Rural Electric Association, American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section, Lakes Region EMS/American Ambulance Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Polaris, Blue Ribbon Schools, League of Minnesota Cities Regional Meeting in Perham, Vibrant Broadband, MN Department of Veterans Affairs, Gold Star Mother’s Day, Kittson County Farms Union Annual Meeting, Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act, Ag Week Interview, and Congressional Biofuels Caucus Letter.
September 30, 2019 Newsletter
Upcoming Service Academy Nights, Joint Subcommittee Hearing on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Continuing Resolution, Farm Credit Administration, House Veterans Affairs Committee, National Association of FSA County Office Employees, Federal Reserve Presidents, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, USDA, Minnesota Corn Growers, Establishing the 4-H Caucus, Congressional Biofuels Caucus Letter, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health, MNsure, Bill Adams, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, Service Academy Nights, Fourtown Gygla Sportsmen’s Club, Museum Day, Legislative Update on the Continuing Resolution, News and Views with Joel Heitkamp, Concordia Alum nominated for Emmy, and FEMA Congressional Advisory.
September 3, 2019 Newsletter
Addressing Questions about Market Facilitation Program, Rural Stress Network, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Detroit Lakes Office House, Randy Kempfer, Dan Rea, Glenwood State Bank, UTU Railroad Employees, New Horizon Farms, AARP, American Crystal Sugar Plant, Northern Woodwork, Batch Block Opera House in Staples, and the American Farm Bureau Federation.
September 3, 2019 Newsletter
Marshall Head Start Facility, Bridge Demolition Project, Camp Ripley and Arden Hills, Wind Turbine Blade in Thief River Falls, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Minnesota Associations of Townships District 13 Meeting, National Park Service: Pipestone, Humane Society, Exploring Federal Government Contracts Workshop, Ponsford Navy Leader Honored in Becker County, Market Facilitation Program Update, News and Views with Joel Heitkamp, and Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview.
May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) introduced the bipartisan Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019 that seeks to repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks that was created in 1917 to help pay for World War 1. When it was introduced, the FET was 3%, but has increased to 12% today. The revenue generated through the FET tax goes into the Highway Trust Fund but is unreliable since truck sales are inconsistent year-to-year.

More information on FET and heavy-duty trucking:

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.

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