March 27, 2020 Newsletter
Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines, Government Response to COVID-19, DHS Designates Agriculture as Critical Infrastructure, Local Food Pantries, Emergency Motor Carrier Regulatory Relief , Production of Ethanol-Based Hand Sanitizer, Biofuels Caucus Asks the Administration to Support the Ethanol Industry, Guidance for Veterans, GI Bill Flexibility for Student Veterans, Health & Healthcare Updates, Medicare Expands Telemedicine Coverage, High-Deductible Health Plans can cover COVID-19 costs, Donate Blood, Consumer Protection Resources, FCC Resources, Social Security, Taxes, Federal Filing Deadline Postponed to July 15, State Tax Information, Small Business Resources, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Additional Business Resources, Employment Resources, Department of Labor, Filing for State Unemployment Benefits, State Employees, Effects on Job Corps, Education Updates, Student Loan Payments Suspended, Administration waives K-12 standardized testing requirements, Asking the Department of Education to Protect Students, Resources for Families, Library of Congress, PBS, Smithsonian Institute, Online Agriculture Experiences, Water Management and Flood Damage Conference, Western Minnesotan recognized for heroism, and Congressional Art Competition.
March 16, 2020 Newsletter
PL-566 Watershed Program Letter, USDA Budget Letter Meeting, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Minnesota agriculture groups, Supporting Agriculture through Aquaculture – AQUAA Act, American Legion Department of Minnesota, Joint VA Committee Hearing on American Legion Priorities, HVAC Oversight and Investigations Hearing, Full HVAC Committee markup meeting, Farm Forum in Fosston, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, Soil Health Meeting in Saint Hilaire, LeadMN, Students United, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, Minnesota School Nutrition Association, 340B Health, Minnesota Council on Foundations, National Barley Improvement Committee, National Humanities Alliance, HealthWORKS Coalition, National Association of Postal Supervisors, Alliance of Community Health Plans, National Association of Convenience Stores, State Historic Preservation Office, H.R. 1379, the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), NWS Issues Final Spring Flood Outlook, Farm and Rural Stress Resources Available, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tips to Stay Healthy, MN DEED’s Lisa Hughes Named Top 50 Economic Developer, Perham Health, and Congressional Art Competition.
March 11, 2020 Newsletter
Perham Health Visit, Wyatt Schmidt Appointed to Air Force Academy, Veterans Affairs, Hancock Public School Receives Blue Ribbon Designation, Prairie Producers’ Industrial Hemp Growers Meeting, AgriGrowth Legislative Reception, Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association, Minnesota Business Aviation Association, Minnesota Hunger Alliance, National Sunflower Association, School Land Trust, Minnesota Humanities Center, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Pediatric Dentists, Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (MN PERA), American Battlefield Trust, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) & Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Advocates, Celebrating the Life of Norma Hanson, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Tips to Stay Healthy, MN Department of Ag Seeking School Dairy Grant Applications, and Congressional Art Competition.
March 2, 2020 Newsletter
Disaster Assistance Secured for Sugar, Excessive Moisture, and Drought, Minnesota Disabled American Veterans (MN DAV), VA Secretary Wilkie, MN Department of Veterans Affairs, Agricultural staff associations, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Tim Dufault, USA Rice Federation, Innovative Wood Products, American Wild Game and Livestock Protection Act, Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson, Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, Minnesota Department of Transportation, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), Prairie Public Broadcasting, Sioux Falls Vet Center, Southwest MN Workforce Development Board, Job Fair and Hot Jobs, Northern Hazelnut Growers Meeting in Brainerd, MN Credit Unions Association, National Association of Health Underwriters, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, Advocates for Energy Assistance, H.R. 1379 the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA), Congressional Art Competition, Coronavirus: What You Need to Know, Planning to Fly Domestically? Get your Real ID before October 1st, Veterans Scholarship for Tuition Free Master’s Program, and Register Your Workplace for Census@Work Day.
February 25, 2020 Newsletter
Minnesota House Delegation Vet Centers Letter, HVAC Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions Letter, Port Hours of Service in Lancaster and Roseau, Small Business Administration Meeting in Willmar, Beltrami Island State Forest Trail Network, International Crop Expo, UMN Center for Farm Financial Management, Advocating for New Marketing Opportunities, Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield, Habitat for Humanity, AARP Foundation offering Tax Assistance, Grain Bin Safety Week and NGFA Resources, Census Bureau Hiring for 2020, and National Entrepreneurship Week.
February 20, 2020 Newsletter
FEMA Underestimation Delegation Letter, West Point Appointments, Sec. Perdue, Agriculture Retailers Association, MN Pork Producers Association, Holstein USA, USA Rice Producers Association, Kathy Zeman, White Earth Nation, Veterans Affairs, Minnesota State Board of Trustees, Center for Lyme Action, Dauntless Air, Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association, Sustainable Farming Association Annual Conference, Minnesota DHS Commissioner, Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police, Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association, Lead for Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition, Special Olympics International, Prairie Island Indian Community, Neurofibromatosis North Central, UMN Water Resources Center, North Country Trail Association, National Federation for the Blind, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Winter in the 7th, Legislative Update: Bridging Responsible Ag Conservation Efforts Act, White House Agriculture Budget Request, MDH says Minnesota at Low Risk for Coronavirus, Don’ Delay Purchase of Flood Insurance, FEMA Resources on the Great Lakes High Water.
February 20, 2020 Newsletter
Biofuels Caucus Letter, National Prayer Breakfast, Veterans Affairs, Power and Communications Contractors Association, Minnesota Rural Water Association, Minnesota Association of Small Cities, Education in Minnesota, West Central Initiative’s Legislative Breakfast, Minnesota Healthcare Nonprofits, Minnesota Drug Abuse Prevention, Minnesota Local Taxpayer Advocate, University of Minnesota Extension SNAP Ed, Mining in North East Minnesota, USDA Issues Third Payment of MFP, Aquaculture Boosts Economies in Western Minnesota, Cormorant Management, and New Beginning for Tribal Students Grant Program.
February 19, 2020 Newsletter
Conservation and Forestry subcommittee hearing, USDA FSA, FRSAN oversight hearing, MCGA, President Signs USMCA, Big Game Forever, MREA, White Earth Secretary Alan Roy, House Veterans Affairs Committee, Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline, 2020 Census, NOAA Meeting in Marshall, Induction of Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Director, Red River basin Drainage Conference, Energy Conservation Projects in the City of Warren, Minnesota Taste Elegance, American Chiropractic Association, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Office in North Dakota, EPA and Army Corps Announce Final Rule to Redefine WOTUS, Highlights from report on 2020-30 Budget and Economic Outlook, and Veterans can now access patient billing statements online.
February 3, 2020 Newsletter
WOTUS Rule Replacement is Promising for Farmers, Plummer Sportsmen Club, Theresia Gillie, University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota Agriculture Expo, Chippewa Valley Agrafuels Cooperative Annual Meeting, Swift County Rural Development Authority and Greater Rural Opportunities Working, Cow Calf Days Seminar, Marshall and Kittson County Farm Bill Meetings, Small Grains Update – Morris, Winter Photos Across the District, Double Crested Cormorants, 2020 Census, and Friends of the National WWII Memorial.
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.