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    Congressman David Valadao Hosts USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue in Central Valley

    MCFARLAND - Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) hosted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in California's Central Valley. The visit, which focused on agriculture, trade, and immigration policy, consisted of stops in Fresno and Kern County. Congressman David G. Valadao explained, “As a lifelong dairy farmer, I have spent my life working to understand and overcome the unique challenges that face California farmers. California’s 21st Congressional District...


    Congressman Valadao Issues Statement on Tariff-Assistance Package

    WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding an emergency aid package announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture today. "There is no doubt farmers are struggling as a result of recently implemented tariffs, and while emergency aid is needed to help farmers withstand the downturn, what the agriculture industry really needs is access to foreign markets so our farmers can continue to feed the world while creating more jobs here at h...


    Rep. Valadao Releases Statement on 2018 Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON – United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) and the House of Representatives today voted on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill”. H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 authorizes U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition and agriculture programs for fiscal year 2019 through fiscal year 2023. Under the legislation, the crop insurance program and critical commodity support programs are reauthorized for five...


    USDA Publishes FMMO Final Rule

    WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the Final Rule establishing a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) to regulate milk in California, an idea first proposed by Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) in March 2013. Congressman Valadao stated, “As a dairy farmer myself, I experienced firsthand the serious disadvantages dealt to California dairy producers and I came to Congress to ensure Central Valley farmers and ranchers had a voice in Washington.” He co...


    USDA Releases Final Decision on Valadao’s FMMO Legislation

    WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their final decision supporting the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order for California. 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 California dairy to compete on a level p...


    Valadao, House Pass FY18 Omnibus Bill

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted in support of legislation to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, contains $1.3 trillion in funding for all twelve annual Appropriations bills. After voting in favor of the legislation, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement: "The House Appropriations Committee has put in hundreds of hours of work craf...


    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...

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