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Rep. Doug Peterson

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President

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Local Address: , District of Columbia, United States
Minnesota Farmers Union
600 County Road D. West Suite 14
St. Paul , Minnesota 55112
United States

Company Description: Since 1942, the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) has worked through its grassroots membership to promote and improve the lives of all people whether you are in a rural...   more
Background

Education

  • honorary FFA Degree
  • MN Farmers Union
  • MN Farmers Union President.Â
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"Getting rid of that Citizens' Board doesn't make any sense," says Doug Peterson, president of the Minnesota Farmers Union.
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Doug Peterson, President
Doug has served as Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) State President since April, 2002. Prior to his election, Doug served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for twelve years, representing a district in Western Minnesota. He was the author of legislation that established a statewide ethanol fuels requirement. An accomplished artist, former college football standout (Augustana College of Sioux Falls), and former teacher and coach, Doug is also a licensed auctioneer. He and his wife, Elly, live on their family farm near Madison in Lac qui Parle County.
Minnesota Farmers Union Staff
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Doug Peterson, President

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"Minnesota Farmers Union is about bringing common-sense solutions to the table when ag policy is being discussed, and that is why our convention is so important, because this is where our policy is debated and decided by our county-elected delegates," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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We help members of Congress understand that action is important to family farmers and rural communities," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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Staff members included President Doug Peterson of Madison, Vice President Gary Wertish of Renville, Field Representative Amanda Rosendahl of Swift County and Government Relations Director Thom Petersen of Pine City.
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MINNEAPOLIS (September 13, 2014) - Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson and Membership Director Bruce Miller have won an Upper Midwest Emmy® Award.
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Peterson and Miller are Producing Partners for the MFU-sponsored Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) show Farm Fresh Road Trip.
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"The genesis of the Farm Fresh Road Trip is MFU's Minnesota Cooks™ program, which we started to promote Farmers Union's policy for supporting local foods and promoting farm-fresh, local foods grown by family farmers," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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Along with Peterson and Miller, the nomination includes Twin Cities Public Television's host, crew and leadership.
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MFU Staff in Attendance: Doug Peterson of Madison, MFU President;
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"Join Minnesota Farmers Union as they present Minnesota Cooks Day at the State Fair, joining farmers, chefs and consumers in a dirt to dinner plate discussion on farm-fresh food, its availability, and challenges that farmers face in the new economy of food," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President and creator of Minnesota Cooks "The Minnesota Cooks program explores the edges of food production; some produce traditional and some non-traditional.
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"The genesis of the Farm Fresh Road Trip is MFU's Minnesota Cooks™ program at the State Fair, which we started because of Farmers Union's policy for supporting local foods and promoting farm-fresh, local foods grown by family farmers," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. "The Farm Fresh Road Trip demonstrates to a television audience the connection between the farmer, the chef and the consumer while showcasing the underlying importance of local foods in Minnesota's economy. Twin Cities Public Television has done a great job in helping bring forward the importance of local foods and its benefits, and we are proud to be in a partnership with them. This Emmy® nomination is an honor."
The Farm Fresh Road Show is nominated in the category: Lifestyle-Program/Special/Series. Along with Peterson and Miller, the nomination includes Twin Cities Public Television's host, crew and leadership.
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"Having an animal in the Purple Ribbon Auction is a goal for many 4-H youths," said Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson.
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ST. PAUL (August 21, 2014) - Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson hosted a live interview of Senator Al Franken, State Conservationist Don Baloun, Representative Rick Hansen & MN FFA President Jack Roessler.
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"The State Fair is a great place to see the politicians of Minnesota-so remember to always ask them hard questions to keep them on their toes" joked MFU President Doug Peterson. Asking Franken his plan for avoiding propane shortages this year and his stance on Country of Origin Labeling did just that.
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ST. PAUL (August 21, 2014) - Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson was awarded an honorary FFA Degree by Minnesota FFA President Jack Roessler during an on-air interview.
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Thursday, August 21 at 12 p.m. - MFU President Doug Peterson will be the Linder Farm Network farm broadcaster of the day from the MFU booth with special guests Senator Al Franken, State Conservationist Don Baloun, State Representative Rick Hansen and FFA President Jack Roessler;
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Saturday, August 23 at 6 p.m. - 4-H auction with MFU President Doug Peterson as one of auctioneers;
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Monday, September 1 at 1 p.m. - MFU President Doug Peterson will be on a labor panel at the DFL booth; and MFU will also be participating in the Agrilympics, for more information, www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/ag_exhibits/agri-lympics.html
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We've been in lockstep with consumers' increasing concern about where their food comes from and who produces it," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President and creator of Minnesota Cooks.
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"Time and time again, multinational meatpackers and foreign competitors try to stop COOL, and once again the courts have agreed with popular opinion - consumers deserve to know where their food is coming from," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"Farmfest is about getting together to talk about ag policy and what is going on in the countryside," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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QUESTIONS: MFU President Doug Peterson will be asking questions of the governor candidates on Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the forum building;
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Pictured above: MFU Executive Board Member Eunice Biel; Outstanding Agriculture Teacher Award recipient Ron Dvergsten; and MFU President Doug Peterson
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Minnesota Farmers Union had the privilege to be a part of the ceremonial bill signing of the Farmers Market bill. MFU President Doug Peterson and MFU intern Kirsten Pagel attended the event.
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MFU President Doug Peterson and MFU intern Kirsten Pagel attended the event.
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"Kids love to do hands-on activities, and the Minnesota Farmers Union day camps are a great opportunity for kids to get their hands dirty, learn something about farms and rural communities and have some fun this summer," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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MFU President Doug Peterson; Grant Smude; and FFA Advisor Pat Tax
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His essay was thorough and comprehensive and he did a wonderful job," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"Women, young people, and beginning farmers are so integral in farming and in making our country thrive," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"MFU appreciates the investments that the legislature and Governor Dayton made in agriculture and rural Minnesota this session" said MFU President Doug Peterson.
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"As 2014 is the International Year of the Family Farmer, it's important to gather farmers from all of North America to discuss the challenges they face, and how beginning farmers, and the next generation of family farmers remain profitable," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"There are 500 million family farmers in the world and to have this farmer to farmer communication aimed at improving our system of food, trade and credit, particularly among women and young farmers, is an incredible opportunity for learning and sharing ideas and solutions," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"These visits at the State Capitol are so important because it gives MFU members an opportunity to speak with their legislators about what is happening in the countryside," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"Family farmers not only provide us with food, fuel, and fiber, but agriculture is a financial boon to our local, state and federal economies by supporting 340,000 jobs and adding $75 billion to our state economy alone," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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"The National Farmers Union Convention is such a wonderful time because farmers from all across the country get together to discuss issues that are important to family farmers, and pass policy that is used as a guide when pushing for common-sense policies in Congress " said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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The National Farmers Union Board unanimously re-elected MFU President Doug Peterson as National Farmers Union Secretary.
During the convention, it was announced that the National Farmers Union Feeding America campaign raised $196,000 for those who are hungry. MFU President Peterson served as honorary chair of the campaign.
"Everyone deserves a place at the table, but sometimes people do not have the resources needed to get the nutrition they need, and as farmers, we believe in helping those who are food insecure find their way to the table," said Peterson.
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"The BFI program helps beginning farmers attain more skills to navigate the road blocks and difficulties that may come upon them as they start farming," said
Welcome to Minnesota Farmers Union
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St. Paul, Minnesota (April 8, 2015) - On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) leaders President Doug Peterson, Vice President Gary Wertish, and Legislative Director Thom Petersen, met with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to reinforce their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and to provide clarity to the definitions of Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).
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St. Paul, Minnesota (March 25, 2015) - Five Farmers Union state presidents, including Doug Peterson, with Minnesota Farmers Union and National Farmers Union's (NFU) chief counsel, David Velde, also from Minnesota, were granted an audience with Pope Francis today following a weeklong series of meetings with Vatican officials and rural-based non-governmental organizations.
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"Our nation has a long history of support of the education and retraining of our veterans," stated Minnesota Farmers Union President, Doug Peterson, "it is within that spirit of supporting veterans, that Minnesota Farmers Union is launching 'MN Vets', aimed at connecting veterans to farmers and farming. Read more
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youth to excel and succeed," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
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