Press Releases

Jul 21, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties

Last week, the USDA Farm Service Agency designated these counties as a natural disaster area, making farmers and ranchers eligible for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses and other organizations that suffered financial losses as a result of the heavy precipitation and flooding.

Jul 16, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has designated Rock County as a primary natural disaster area and Murray, Nobles and Pipestone Counties as contiguous disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible to be considered for emergency loans to help recover and rebuild from the extensive damage caused by heavy precipitation and flooding.

Jul 10, 2014

Minnesota Delegation Announces State Will Receive Over $4 Million in Federal Funds to Repair Roads Damaged by Devastating Flooding

Funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program will help reimburse Minnesota for road repairs and reconstruction in response to extensive flood damage across much of the state.

Jul 10, 2014

Minnesota Delegation Urges Administration to Issue Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding

In a letter, the delegation urged the President to issue a Major Disaster Declaration to assist communities that are working hard to recover from significant flood damage

Jul 3, 2014

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Urge USDA to Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding

At an event in Minnesota, Klobuchar and Peterson received a commitment from Secretary Vilsack that USDA and the Farm Service Agency will do everything they can to provide any necessary resources and support.

Jun 27, 2014

Reps. Peterson and Kinzinger lead bipartisan letter with 50 House Members asking for biodiesel boost

Issues: Energy

Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) led a letter with 50 House Members to President Obama expressing concern over reports that the Administration is considering issuing a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) of 1.28 billion gallons for biodiesel, which would effectively cut the industry’s production by at least one-third from last year’s demonstrated volume.

Jun 12, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System

During the meeting, the lawmakers and Governor Dayton highlighted the need for the Administration to make good on its commitment and provide the funding necessary to connect Minnesota communities in need of water