July 16, 2020 Newsletter
Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Winner, Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources Work to Streamline Haying and Grazing, 4-H Caucus Advocates for Youth Development Organizations, Urging the FCC to Prevent Ag Tech Interference, MN National Guard Congressional Breakfast Briefing, JBS Pipestone Donates Pork to Local Organizations, COVID-19 Updates, Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Impact Payments, and This Week In History: Paul Hjelm-Hansen.
July 6, 2020 Newsletter
Murray County Museum, USMCA Goes Into Effect, Introducing Bill to Expand Local Meat Processing, Urging President Trump to Uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard, Reinvigorating Lending for the Future (RLF) Act, Unfunded Mandates Accountability & Transparency Act, Opposition to H.R. 2 Moving Forward Act, Garden Valley Technologies Annual Meeting, Congressional Art Competition – Last Call to Vote!, Cost Share Deadline Extended, July 15 Tax Deadline, Hunger Impact Partners, Apply for the Dream Big Awards, COVID-19 Updates, Economic Impact Payments, Stepping Up in the 7th – Titan Machinery, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg, and Views from the 7th.
June 29, 2020 Newsletter
2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner Visit; Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Annual Meeting; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Roundtable; National Biodiesel Board; Supporting Rural Hospitals; National Association of Homebuilders; Amnesty International; Legislative Update: H.R. 6723, the Universal Broadband Act; Thief River Falls Flood Project; 76th Anniversary of the GI Bill; COVID-19 Updates; Online Tool for Sick, Family, & Medical Leave; Unemployment Insurance; Slam the Scam!; Economic Impact Payments; This Week in History: Federal Land Grants to Railroads; and Views from the 7th.
June 29, 2020 Newsletter
House Biofuels Caucus’s Ethanol Industry Town Hall; AGRI Farm to School Rapid Response Grants; Minnesota Realtors; Wolf Livestock Depredation; New Social Security Benefits Portal; Free Parenting Resources for Veterans; COVID-19 Updates; Stay Safe MN; CDC Case Surveillance Report; Cover smart. Do your part. Slow the spread.; Small Business Relief Grants; Health Care Spending Flexibility; Economic Impact Payments; Smithsonian’s Distanced Learning Resources; 2020 Census Update; and Vote in the Congressional Art Competition
June 16, 2020 Newsletter
U.S. Chamber of Congress Bipartisanship Award; Calling on USDA to address CFAP concerns; Dicamba Use Allowed for This Year’s Crop; Supporting Biofuels through the Renewable Fuel Standard; Accessing VA Response to COVID-19; Storms Dominate Weather in NW Minnesota; Stepping Up in the 7th; Views from the 7th; COVID-19 Updates; Guidance for Youth and Adult Sports; Economic Impact Payments; Parts of Minnesota Experiencing Moderate Drought; 2020 Census Update; and Vote in the Congressional Art Competition.
June 8, 2020 Newsletter
2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners; Weekly Ag Stakeholder Meeting; Universal Broadband Act: Rural Communities, MTA, CTC, American Farm Bureau Federation; AIPAC; ALS Association; COVID-19 Updates: Stay Safe Enters Phase III, Get Tested, Contract Tracing Text Scams, Services for Older Adults, Business Labor & Tax Resources, Small Business Development Center Webinars, Economic Impact Payments, U.S. Capitol Historical Society; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Webinars; Minnesota Small Business Profile; and Time to Enjoy the Outdoors.
June 1, 2020 Newsletter
George Floyd; Regional Pandemic Restrictions Would Ease Unequal Hardships; PPP Flexibility Act Passes House; Financial and Mental Health Resources for Farmers; USDA Establishes CFAP Call Center; Universal Broadband Act: Local Businesses, MPMA, AEM, CoBank; COVID-19 Updates; Stay Safe Order; Places of Worship, Funerals, and Weddings; Business, Labor, & Tax Resources; Small Business Development Center Webinars; Economic Impact Payments; U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
June 1, 2020 Newsletter
Memorial Day; USDA Announces New Details of Coronavirus Aid to Farmers; Supporting the Ethanol Industry; Agricultural Disaster Designation for SD, MN counties; Thank You to All of Our Food System; Call to Resume Full Hours of Services in Lancaster, Roseau; EPA Proposes Changes for Residential Wood Heaters; Universal Broadband Act: Agriculture, National Farmers Union President Rob Larew, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) CEO Dr. Barb Glenn, Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose; MN Rural Letter Carriers Association; Stepping up in the 7th: High school robotics teams design gear for first responders; COVID-19 Updates: Stay At Home Order, Filing Paper Tax Returns, Economic Impact Payments, Employer Tax Credit, Smithsonian’s Distanced Learning Resources; The Story Behind Land O’Lakes Butter Logo; and FEMA Hiring.
May 19, 2020 Newsletter
MN Congressional Delegation Urges Plasma Donation, Congratulations to U of M Class of 2020, Eggs & Issues, HEROES Act, Urging FEMA Assistance for Live Stock Depopulation and Disposal, Call for Testing and Tracing for Ag Workers, Universal Broadband Act: Tele-Education and Telehealth, National Input on the Universal Broadband Act: Association of Minnesota Counties and Power & Communication Contractors Association, FEMA Fire Grant Application Period Extended and Cost Share Waived, Vote in the Congressional Art Competition, COVID-19 Updates, Stay at Home Order, Economic Impact Payments, Livestock Processing/Producer Grants & Other Ag Programs, Business & Employee Resources, National EMS Week, and Mental Health Month.
May 11, 2020 Newsletter
Universal Broadband Act; Letter to House and Senate Leadership; National Input on the Universal Act: Broadband Beat, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband; Department of Justice to Investigate Meat Processors; National Nurses Week; Stepping up in the 7th: Hope for Our City, Food to Go in Marshall, Project 2 Fold, Sparboe Community Egg Giveaway, Prairie Musicians Provides Live Music at Home, Moorhead Spuds Play Rival in “Distance Game,” Fergus Falls Teacher Creates Pomp and Circumstance Video; COVID-19 Updates: Restarting Elective Procedures, Economic Impact Payments Updates, Unemployment Assistance, New Cost-Sharing Options for Small Food & Beverage Makers, New Round of MN Child Care Grants, New Round of MN Child Care Grants, Foster Care Resources/Foster Care Month, FEMA Delivers PPE Packages for Nursing Homes, Plasma Donations; Northwest Angle Documentary; Carrol’s Wild Life; Congressional Art Competition; County Fairs Cancelled for 2020; and Minnesota Statehood Anniversary.