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July 15, 2019 Newsletter
Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, INFRA and BUILD Grant Applications, Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act, Chairman’s Corner (Broadband Hearing, American Farm Bureau Federation Council of Presidents, 2019 Hunger Leadership Award, Schwan’s), Chairman Chris Giancarlo’s Farewell, House Veteran’s Affairs Markup Hearing, Renewable Fuels Association Board Meeting, National Cemetery Administration, Christensen Farms, Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Minnesota Educators in D.C (Minnesota Special Education Directors, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Sourcewell), Soybean Growers Anxious at 1-Year Anniversary of China Tariffs, EPA’s Proposal for Biodiesel in 2021, Save Our Pensions, United Veterans Legislative Council Meeting, Celebration Day at Anheuser-Busch Malting Facility, Northland Community Technical College Receives Grant, Willmar Wye Groundbreaking, Focus on the Debt, Hearing From You.
July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Congressman Collin C. Peterson is cosponsoring H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, to put an end to the onslaught of unlawful robocalls.

July 9, 2019 Newsletter
Klaphake Organic Dairy Farm, National Federation of Independent Business, Fourth of July Festivities, and Robocalls.
July 9, 2019 Newsletter
Anti-Sugar Amendments, Boat Guides, Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee hearing, Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee hearing, Sugarbeet Growers Association, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing, Congressional Art Competition, 4H, Pat Haggerty, AIPAC, Renewable Fuels Association, National Renderers Association, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Lewis and Clark Regional Water System, St. Cloud CVSO Meeting, Taxpayer Advocate Congressional Seminar, Focus on the Debt, Hearing from You, Rural Broadband, Cover Crop Management, This Week in History, and Tours.
July 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on Renewable Volume Obligations for renewable fuels:

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June 28, 2019 Newsletter
USDA Cover Crops on Prevented Planting, Subcommittee hearing on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, HVAC Hearing, Enterprise Minnesota State of Manufacturing, Kool TV, Colonel Christopher Meyers, USMC, Transportation Meetings, Kids for the Boundary Waters, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Electric Youth Tour, Minnesota Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, Magellan Midstream Partners, Northwest Community Action Inc, Focus on the Debt, Last Week’s Questionnaire Results, and Tariffs Causing Missed Opportunities for Hog Farmers.
June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Congressman Collin C. Peterson voted for an emergency spending package which included a provision that seeks to restore a strong U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) presence along the northern border. The Senate version contains the same conditions.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statement Thursday regarding an announcement by USDA’s Risk Management Agency to move the final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 and to also allow chopping for silage, haylage, and baleage under RMA’s prevented planting provisions.

June 17, 2019 Newsletter
Mulitemployer Pensions Act, FEEDD Act, Chairman’s Corner, Dairy Margin Coverage Signup, U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Minnesota Soybean Growers, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Alexandria Students, Minnesota Horse Council, Snowmobilers, American Foundation of Suicide, ALS, UMN Morris Student Government, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, U.S. Commercial Service, Lakewood Healthcare System, Red River Basin Commission Meeting, Art Competition Winners, Focus on the Debt, 75th Anniversary of the GI Bill, 950+ Agriculture Groups Call for Action on USMCA
June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (June 14, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statements in response to today’s announcement of open signup for the 2018 Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

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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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