Press Releases

Mar 17, 2009

Peterson sponsoring interactive meeting on community-based food systems

Congressman Collin Peterson, Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, is sponsoring a meeting on community-based food systems from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17. This interactive meeting will be held in several locations throughout the Seventh Congressional District.

Jun 20, 2008

Peterson supports new GI bill

Congressman Collin Peterson supported a bipartisan supplemental appropriations bill that includes expansion of the GI Bill of Rights, funding for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan , an extension of unemployment benefits, and emergency relief for areas devastated by flooding.

Jun 13, 2008

Department of Labor acknowledges trade agreements harmed Montevideo Technology

Issues: Foreign Affairs

The U.S. Department of Labor last week ruled that workers at Montevideo Technology, Inc. are eligible to apply for assistance designed to address adverse effects of trade agreements that send U.S. jobs overseas.

May 8, 2008

Peterson announces farm bill conference agreement

Congressman Collin Peterson today announced an agreement on the conference report for the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. This farm bill will make historic investments in our food and farm economy.

May 6, 2008

Peterson announces funding for conservation

Issues: Energy

12.9 million in the thirty-three Western MN counties for installing conservation practices.

Apr 9, 2008

May 1 deadline for SBA disaster loans approaching

Congressman Collin Peterson is reminding businesses in these counties that a May 1, 2008 filing deadline is approaching for federal economic injury disaster loans to businesses that were directly affected by this [2007 crop year] agriculture disaster.

Mar 3, 2008

Still Time to Register for Peterson’s Home Grown Economy Conference

Space is still available for Congressman Collin Peterson’s Home Grown Economy 2008—Connecting Local Foods and Economic Opportunity conference, that will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus on March 30th and 31st.

Feb 8, 2008

Peterson says bill makes college more affordable and accessible for rural students

Issues: Education

Congressman Collin Peterson yesterday voted for legislation that will tackle the high price of college tuition and remove obstacles that make it difficult for qualified students to go to college.