Press Releases

Aug 15, 2013

NFU Honors Rep. Peterson with Golden Triangle Award

National Farmers Union (NFU) recently announced its recipients of the Golden Triangle Award, the organization’s highest legislative honor. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, once again was chosen as a recipient, as one of the members of Congress who have demonstrated leadership and support policies that benefit America’s family farmers, ranchers, fishermen and rural communities.

Jul 29, 2013

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Bachmann, Ellison, Walz, Paulsen, Nolan Announce Disaster Declaration for 18 Minnesota Counties to Assist Storm Cleanup Efforts

Announcement comes after members President Obama to help areas hit hard by June’s flash floods and storms

Jul 18, 2013

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Bachmann, Ellison, Walz, Paulsen Call on Administration to Issue Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Counties to Help Storm Cleanup Efforts

In a letter to the White House, the members urged President Obama to take action to assist the 18 counties impacted by June’s flooding and storms

Jul 11, 2013

Peterson Floor Statement in Opposition to H.R. 2642

“I rise in opposition to this bill, for two reasons. First and foremost, I believe the strategy of splitting the farm bill is a mistake that jeopardizes the chances of it ever becoming law. And repealing permanent law all but ensures that we will never write a farm bill again.

Jul 9, 2013

Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz, Nolan Call on Department of Agriculture to Swiftly Issue Disaster Declaration for Minnesota Farmers Hurt by Animal Feed Shortage

Drought and cold weather have led to exceptional losses to the alfalfa crop that Minnesota dairy and cattle producers rely on to feed their livestock

Jun 13, 2013

Peterson introduces bill to name Fergus Falls Federal Courthouse after Judge Edward Devitt

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has introduced a bill to name the Fergus Falls federal courthouse after Judge Edward Devitt.

May 31, 2013

Franken and Peterson announce Bemidji student will attend Naval Academy

Senator Al Franken and Congressman Collin Peterson are pleased to announce that Jacob Letson, a Bemidji High School student, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy.

May 29, 2013

Willmar student to attend Air Force Academy

Congressman Collin Peterson is pleased to announce that Preston Peterson, a Willmar Senior High Student, has been offered and has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

May 24, 2013

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, I wish to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We remember the many thousands of brave soldiers who have fallen while fighting on our behalf

May 23, 2013

ND, Minnesota delegations: WRDA legislation key for permanent flood control in Red River Valley

Senators John Hoeven, Heidi Heitkamp and Amy Klobuchar and Congressmen Kevin Cramer, Collin Peterson and Governor Jack Dalrymple met with Fargo and Cass County leaders to strategize efforts to secure permanent flood control in the Fargo-Moorhead area.