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    Secretary Perdue, Rep. Valadao Attend World Ag Expo

    TULARE - Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture joined United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) for the 51st Annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. At the event, Congressman Valadao and Secretary Perdue participated in a town hall meeting where members of the agriculture community were able to voice their opinions and ask questions related to agriculture policy at the federal level. Topics included federal milk marketing orders, water, the 2018 Farm Bill, and crop insurance. "Califo...


    Congressman Valadao, Secretary Perdue Host Agriculture Roundtable in Arvin

    ARVIN – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue along with local agriculture leaders for an executive roundtable in Arvin, California discussing policy as it relates to agriculture in the United States. The roundtable featured farmers and others who work within the Central Valley agriculture community who discussed with Secretary Perdue a variety of topics, including agricultural trade, immigration, water, and ...


    Valadao Testifies Before Judiciary Committee

    WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. The hearing titled, “Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the Growing Needs of American Agriculture,” focused on the current agriculture guestworker program, known as the H-2A program and its inability to meet the needs of today’s farmers. As the only dairy farmer in Congress, United States Representative David G. Valadao was invited...


    Committee Approves FY18 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON - Today, with the support of United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. The legislation provides funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose mission is to secure the nation from threats. The Department is responsible for critical programs such as aviation security, border and immigration enforcement, customs activiti...


    Valadao Announces Availability of USDA Emergency Loans

    HANFORD — U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced the availability of emergency loans for farm operators in Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties. Throughout 2016, severe weather conditions significantly impacted agriculture operations throughout California, causing massive crop damage and loss. After reviewing Loss Assessment Reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated five California Counties as primary natural disaster areas and an additional 23 counties as contig...


    Valadao Releases Statement on Updated Water Allocation

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced an update to the 2017 water allocation for San Joaquin Valley agricultural service contractors who receive water through the Central Valley Project (CVP). Despite an abundance of precipitation this rainy season, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation originally announced a sixty five percent allocation for South-of-Delta Central Valley Project agricultural water service contractors and a ninety percent allocation for Municipal & Industrial (M&...


    Valadao Issues Statement Following Joint Address

    WASHINGTON – Tonight, following President Donald J. Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement: “We find ourselves in the midst of polarization, however, tonight, President Trump offered an optimistic depiction of a united America. "While the President and I do not agree on every issue, we share in the belief that our country succeeds when we come together, regardless of political party, to do what’s best for all Americans. "...


    Congressman Valadao, Community Leaders Discuss Need for Immigration Reform

    FRESNO – This morning, Thursday, February 23, 2017, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) reaffirmed the need for a bipartisan solution and his commitment to pushing for legislative reforms to repair our broken immigration system. The event, a breakfast discussion in Fresno, California, was hosted by The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation in conjunction with FWD.us. Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation President Dora Westerlund and Chairman Fausto Hinojosa delivered opening and closing rema...


    USDA Announces Recommended Decision Regarding FMMO

    WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service released their Recommended Decision supporting the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). Under current California dairy pricing structures, dairy producers face an unfair disadvantage in the federal market place. Many California dairy producers have expressed interest in entering the Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs), a dairy pricing mechanism, which would allow Ca...


    Valadao Urges Collaboration to Repair Immigration System

    WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) is urging President Donald J. Trump to collaborate with himself and others in Congress to reform our broken immigration system. In a letter sent Tuesday, Valadao discusses the serious impact immigration has on families and businesses in California's Central Valley. "As the son of Portuguese immigrants representing a unique and diverse congressional district, I have gained invaluable insight into our broken immigration system," the l...

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