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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.
January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (January 16, 2020) – Following an announcement from USDA on the award of $10.2 million in funding for animal pest and disease prevention and management efforts and the request for vaccine bank Foot and Mouth Disease proposals, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Cost

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (January 15, 2020) – Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement Wednesday after President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the first phase of a trade deal between the two countries.

 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (January 13, 2020) - Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced legislation today that would provide the Food and Drug Administration with the flexibility to allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be marketed in dietary supplements. The bill would also require a study and report from the U.S.

January 13, 2020 Newsletter
Keith Olander, Ensuring Lasting Smiles Update, Women’s Health, United Way of Southwest Minnesota, Teacher Shortage Meeting, State Legislative Update, Farm Service Agency and Minnesota Extension Farm Bill Meetings, Small Grains Update Meetings, Fourtown Grygla Sportsmans Club Annual Meeting, and TRACED Act.
January 13, 2020 Newsletter
Christmas Card
January 13, 2020 Newsletter
Impeachment Statement, Serving the 7th, USMCA Vote, Chairman’s Corner, Emmanuel Chavira, First District Association Meeting in Litchfield, Air Force Academy Appointee, United Farm Workers for America, Minnesota Christmas Tree, Polaris, Grain Bin Rescue Facility, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs, Minnesota Food Shelves, Northwest Minnesota Farm Meetings, Water Impoundments Work, Winter in the 7th, Environmental Protection Agency Lets Farmers Down Again, Census Bureau Hiring Hundreds in Minnesota.
December 19, 2019 Press Release

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson released the following statement in regard to the release of the supplemental rule to address the Small Refinery Waiver actions that have been taken by the Administration:

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December 19, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Collin Peterson has issued this statement following a vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: 

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.

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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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