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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.

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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.
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.
August 3, 2020 Newsletter
House Appropriations Committee Includes Hemp Pilot Program Extension in FY21 Funding Bill, USDA Approves Minnesota Hemp Plan, Northwest Angle Border Issues, Supporting Rural Healthcare during COVID-19, Extending China Tariff Exclusions, Agricultural security Risk Review Act, Stepping Up in the 7th: Detroit Lakes Community Fundraiser, Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Winner, Hjemkomst, and Views from the 7th: Local Corn Field.
July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Collin Peterson welcomed House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, one of Congress’ most significant investments in environmental conservation in a generation.

 

July 20, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) U.S. Representative Collin Peterson announced today that the bipartisan Veteran Treatment Court Act of 2019, has passed the House under unanimous consent and is now heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

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July 18, 2020 Press Release

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. - Congressman Collin Peterson issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis:

 

July 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON– U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to provide American businesses another year of relief from Section 301 tariffs by extending product exclusions currently in effect.

 

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.

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In The News

October 29, 2014 In The News
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member company Polaris in Roseau, Minnesota.
February 21, 2014 In The News
NORTH MANKATO — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said the long struggle to get a new farm bill, which started with hearings in 2010 and just recently passed, was due largely to the political harshness in the House but also because more and more misperceptions exist about rural America.
February 3, 2014 In The News
The U.S. House today passed a new farm bill, legislation that a Minnesota congressman played a central role in writing. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat who represents Minnesota's 7th District, said it was the most difficult farm bill he's ever worked on. The Senate is expected to pass the farm bill next week, and President Barack Obama has said he'll sign it.
December 10, 2013 In The News
Twelve-term Democrat Peterson, who is arguably the most knowledgeable member of Congress when it comes to farm bills and farm policy, is a member of the House-Senate conference committee that is trying to cobble together a compromise bill that will secure enough votes from the House and Senate to pass. It’s a challenge, to say the least.
September 19, 2013 In The News
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee and its former chairman, may be one of the most underestimated people ever to lead a congressional panel.
July 29, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, joined U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, at a farm bill forum Saturday at the Johnson County ISU Extension Office.
July 29, 2013 In The News
The House Republican leadership is still considering the possibility of bringing a food stamp bill to the floor. The nutrition title was split from the farm bill and remains a question mark. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson calls this process a waste of time.
July 17, 2013 In The News
The House moved its farm bill one step closer to conference with the Senate Tuesday, when it made a procedural move that formally sent the legislation without food stamp provisions over to the Senate.
June 19, 2013 In The News
General farm bill debate opened Tuesday afternoon, and Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) had envisioned beginning amendments as early as 10 a.m. Wednesday and working well into the night. He knew he faced a 3 p.m. deadline Thursday, the time at which House members had been promised they can leave for the weekend. But Lucas and his ranking Democrat, Minnesota Rep.
April 9, 2013 In The News
WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Leaders of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees would like to move versions of the farm bill this spring, but separate discussions Tuesday highlighted the same sticking points still remain over commodity and nutrition programs.

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