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September 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued a statement Wednesday thanking House Democratic leadership for resolving outstanding issues related to funding available through the Commodity Credit Corporation to aid farmers impacted by the Administration’s ongoing trade war.

September 17, 2019 Newsletter
The Agricultural News and Rural Television Content Protection Act, Rehabilitation of Multiemployer Pensions Act, Meeting with U.S. Customs and Rep. Bennie Thompson, Wild Rice Harvest, Crookston Soybean Oil Extraction and Biodiesel Production Facility, Air Force Academy, Minnesota House of Representatives Bonding Committee in Thief River Falls, Good View Dairy, The Northwest Angle, USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Energy for America Program Grants, and 2019 Best Community Colleges.
September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Today, Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) announced the establishment of the 4-H Congressional Caucus in the 116th Congress.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

Filemon Vela, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities; Jim Costa, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture; and Collin Peterson, Chairman of House Agriculture Committee are leading efforts to secure the inclusion of language in the continuing resolution (CR) which would allow USDA to move forward with the recently announced Market Faci

September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Representative Collin C. Peterson signed on to a bipartisan letter, led by Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT), to aid cattle producers and live-cattle haulers who face a crisis because of an August fire.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON– House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson was awarded the Golden Triangle Award by the National Farmers Union for his leadership and dedication to improving the livelihoods of family farmers and ranchers.

September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson received the 2019 “Fueling Growth” Award from Growth Energy for his leadership advocating for renewable fuels.

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September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Congressman Collin C. Peterson today made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) repeal of the 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). 

September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) issued the following statement regarding the EPA’s failure to finalize the wood heater rule that would give Minnesota manufacturers more time to develop wood heater models that meet the EPA’s newer standards.

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.

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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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