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November 18, 2019 Newsletter
Fish and Wildlife meetings, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Dr. Beth Thompson, National Cotton Council, Stronger America Through Seafood, Veteran’s Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Johnson Pin Presentation, HVAC, Blue Ribbon Schools, Conservation Minnesota, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the Senior’s League, Doosen Bobcat Ribbon Cutting, Enbridge Tour in NW Minnesota, Apple Tree Fergus Falls, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Campus Advisory and Advancement Board from the UMC tours the Sugar Beet Museum, Lake Bronson Veterans’ Memorial, Rural Hospital Frontier Workforce Fairness Act, China Lifts Ban on Imports of U.S. Poultry, USDA Extends Flexibility of Crop Insurance Premiums, Letter on Midwest Propane Shortages, 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and St. Paul Regional Labor Federation.
November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (November 14, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California, released the following statements Thursday morning following an announcement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S.

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November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Representatives Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) introduced the bipartisan Rural Hospital Frontier Workforce Fairness Act to provide Sole Community Hospitals with increased funding to hire staff.

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November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C.

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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.
November 8, 2019 Press Release

As the nation observes Veterans Day on November 11th, I want to add my voice to those offering their thanks to the brave men and women who have worn or continue to wear the uniform of our great country.  

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November 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7) led the Minnesota Congressional Delegation in an effort to get a Secretarial Disaster Designation for Minnesota producers.  U.S.

November 4, 2019 Newsletter
Impeachment Statement, Serving the 7th on Rural Frontier Fairness Act, CFTC, Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Agriculture Labor Reform Legislation, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing, HVAC, AIPAC, Economic Development Commission on Kandiyohi County and the City of Willmar, United Steelworkers, Blue Ribbon Ceremony at Lincoln Elementary, Round Table with Gov. Walz in East Grand Forks, Enbridge Pipeline 3, Ortonville Water Tower, Living Memories of World War II, Epilepsy Awareness Month, USDA Announce Hemp Program, and Halloween Blizzard.
October 31, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Collin Peterson has issued this statement following a vote on a resolution related to the process to consider impeachment: 

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2019) – Congressman Collin C.

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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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