Press Releases

Feb 1, 2010

Peterson announces Secretary Vilsack's attendance at 2010 Home Grown Economy conference

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced today that United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Marshall on February 15 and 16 to attend and give the keynote address at the 2010 Home Grown Economy conference at Southwest Minnesota State University (SWSU).

Jan 29, 2010

Peterson's Statement about the President's State of the Union Address

“Cut spending, focus on the economy and jobs, and work together to get things done”. That’s exactly what we need to be doing to get our country back on track and if he’s serious about that then I think Congress will do its part too.

Jan 22, 2010

Peterson announces AURI grant for small businesses

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced today that the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) in Crookston has been selected to receive a grant to provide technical assistance to small and emerging businesses in the biomass processing industry in seven rural Minnesota counties.

Jan 5, 2010

Peterson announces 2010 Home Grown Economy conference

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (DFL-MN07) announced today that “The Home Grown Economy 2010 – Equipping You to Build Community Based Food Systems” conference will be held in Marshall on February 15th and 16th.

Nov 25, 2009

Peterson Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Second Amendment Rights

Congressman Collin Peterson has signed on to an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold Second Amendment rights on the state and local government level.

Nov 17, 2009

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Awarded in 7th District

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson today announced that three projects in his district have been selected to receive Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants through USDA Rural Development. The funding will increase educational opportunities and access to quality healthcare in rural areas.

Nov 7, 2009

Peterson statement on health care bill

Issues: Health

“We need health care reform and we need to control and reduce health care costs – I know it and most Minnesotans know it. We also need everyone – Democrats and Republicans – to work together to make coverage more affordable for individuals and families, and to bring current and future costs under control."

Nov 4, 2009

Peterson-sponsored Beilke bill passes the House

The U.S House of Representatives has passed a bill, authored by Congressman Collin Peterson, to rename the Alexandria , Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic after Max J. Beilke.

Oct 26, 2009

Peterson Sponsoring Third Home Grown Economy Conference

After two successful local foods conferences in 2007 and 2008, Congressman Collin Peterson announced today that he will sponsor another conference on the topic.

Oct 16, 2009

Peterson announces Minnesota specialty crop grant awards

Congressman Collin Peterson today announced that the State of Minnesota has been awarded $578,000 for 13 projects under USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.