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The U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district, serving since 1991, and the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee.
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ENG: Collin Clark Peterson (born June 29, 1944), is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district, serving since 1991, and the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and is the dean of the Minnesota congressional delegation. The district, Minnesota's largest and most rural district, includes the entire northwestern area of the state. It includes Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls, Willmar, Marshall, and Alexandria. Early life and education Collin Peterson was born in Fargo, North Dakota, grew up on a farm in Baker, Minnesota, and received his B.A. at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Minnesota Senate Peterson was a member of the Minnesota Senate for the ...
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Rep. Peterson pushes regulatory reform bill ...


... to ‘reduce unnecessary burden on job creators’ Rep. Collin Peterson is pushing a regulatory reform package that has CEOs singing praises and good government groups concerned. The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 would reform the way federal agencies make rules in order to “reduce unnecessary burdens on job creators.” Opponents of the bill, which was introduced Thursday, say it will stifle health, safety and environmental standards. Under the proposed legislation, a new regulation would need to have advanced public notice and public comment and be based on ...


Peterson says Safety Net for Dairy Industry is Crucial


The following article is an op-ed article from House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn. concerning the dairy industry and the issue of improving the dairy program. "It has been nearly three years since the combination of declining milk prices and escalating input costs devastated the dairy industry. Many producers were forced out of business while others just barely managed to survive. The dairy safety net did not work in 2009 and it won’t work if similar events occur now. Current dairy programs are not keeping pace with the challenges facing today’s ...


Peterson, Simpson Introduce The Dairy Security Act of 2011


U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., and Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, today introduced The Dairy Security Act of 2011. The legislation will replace current, outdated dairy programs with new risk management tools addressing the realities of today’s dairy industry, such as rising input costs and a growing export market. “If we have another crisis like we had in 2009, when milk prices dropped and input costs skyrocketed, I fear we could lose half our dairies. The dairy safety net did not work then and it won’t work if similar events occur ...


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Congressman Peterson to host town hall on health care
On Monday, Congressman Collin C. Peterson will host a town hall meeting focused on healthcare in the 7th District. “The affordability and quality of healthcare for people in the middle continues to be an issue I hear about across the district,” said Peterson. “With the decision to scrap the Republican healthcare plan, I want to continue my outreach on healthcare issues should Republicans look for a bipartisan approach to fixing our healthcare system.” WHEN: Monday, April 10 @7 p.m. WHERE: Horizon Middle School     3601 12th Ave. South     Moorhead, MN 56560
Peterson Announces Congressional Art Competition
   U.S. Representative Collin Peterson today announced his office is accepting applications for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The winning artwork will be featured for one year in the United States Capitol. “This contest is a great way to display the artwork from students of the Seventh District. I am always very proud of the work put into these pieces and I would encourage every high school artist to participate,” Peterson said. The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the country. The Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high-school students have participated in the nation-wide contest. The grand prize winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. in June for a reception honoring his or her artwork, which will be on display for one year. Two semi-
Congressman Peterson to host town hall on health care
On Monday, Congressman Collin C. Peterson will host a town hall meeting focused on healthcare in the 7th District. “The affordability and quality of healthcare for people in the middle continues to be an issue I hear about across the district,” said Peterson. “With the decision to scrap the Republican healthcare plan, I want to continue my outreach on healthcare issues should Republicans look for a bipartisan approach to fixing our healthcare system.”  
Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 3/31/2017
Thief River Falls Dear Friends, This week the Agriculture Committee continued hearings on the upcoming farm bill, discussing commodity programs, the supplemental nutritional assistance program, and farm credit system. I met with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers, Pheasants Forever, and Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association to continue these conversations. I was happy to welcome several groups of Minnesota students to Washington and look forward to seeing their success in the future. Finally, I encourage all of our talented high school artists to submit their work into the Congressional Art Competition which opens today! Sincerely,Congressman Collin C. PetersonMinnesota 7th District Minnesota Corn Growers Association On Tuesday, I met with a group from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. We talked about their priorities for the next farm bill and the new Administration's trade and conservation policies. I look forward to working with the



 
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