COLLIN PETERSON

Rep. Collin Peterson Celebrates Beginning of USMCA

Peterson warns that farmers need to make sure that trading partners are not using COVID-19 as an excuse to put up barriers between each other.

UNITED STATES – Congressman Collin Peterson joins Senators, Congressmen and agriculture leaders to discuss the importance of the USMCA as it goes into effect on July 1st. Under the new agreement, dairy farmers can expect to see increased trade with Canada and no tariffs on agricultural products traded with Mexico. The agricultural biotechnology industry will also be seeing increased information…

MN Rep. Collin Peterson Speaks On His Vote In Favor of The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

The act will make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct

Minnesota – The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act bill was approved by the House on Thursday. The act will make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct. If passed by the Senate, some of the measures include banning the use of choke-holds and no-knock warrants in federal cases. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson says the idea is not to get…

Rep. Peterson working with Ag Secretary to help hog farmers struggling with plant closures

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Congressman Collin Peterson discusses the struggles pig farmers are going through during the pandemic He says 160,000 hogs are being euthanized across the country every day because of plant closures. Department of Agriculture tells Peterson it’s having trouble dealing with the backlog of hogs. That includes a shortage of trucks to bring them…

Coronavirus relief coming for farmers Rep. Peterson says

WASHINGTON – Callers in Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson’s telephone town hall are worried farmers aren’t getting enough Coronavirus relief. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program offers loans to keep companies afloat. However, it’s only available to businesses with employees. Congressman Peterson says the House is looking to pass a bill Friday with a provision from the SBA to make…

Michelle Fischbach Makes Stop In Moorhead To Talk With Voters

Fischbach also made a stop in Perham and will be in Alexandria on the 3rd

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A candidate for the 7th district of Minnesota is made a stop in Moorhead to talk with voters. Former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach made a stop at the Fryn Pan for a meet and greet. Fischbach is currently trying to secure the Republican nomination in April to take on Representative Collin Peterson. Peterson has served in the…

President Trump impeached by House, Rep. Peterson votes no on both articles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On article I, abuse of power, the House voted¬†230-197. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson was one of two Democrats voted against article I. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii voted present. Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota voted…

MN Congressional Candidate Michelle Fischbach joins Conservative Squad

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Congressional candidate Michelle Fischbach joins The Conservative Squad. The former Lieutenant Governor who’s running against Congressman Collin Peterson joined women running for office to rival the Democrats’ squad of progressive women. “We’re looking at do nothing Democrats. They’re obsessing about impeachment and not really doing anything for the people of the United States anymore. You take a…

Hoeven and Peterson Join Forces to Help Sugar Beet Industry in Crisis

Sugar beet farmers in the valley are struggling as low crop prices and temperatures have hampered the harvest.

WHEATLAND, N.D. –¬† “Nobody made money raising beets this year. Regardless if you’re on the insurance side, or if you raised and delivered a crop, everybody lost money.” said one sugar beet farmer in attendance. The sugar beet industry is facing a unique and devastating set of circumstances, as a wet fall and early winter storm have made harvesting their…

Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall In Moorhead

The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation next stopped in Moorhead to meet with growers. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson hosted a town hall meeting. The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA. The purpose of the town hall was to encourage farmers to voice their concerns and for their representatives…

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…