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Agriculture appropriations bill is a win for farmers and rural communities

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Rep. Valadao pens op-ed about new Agriculture Appropriations Bill

As a dairy farmer, I’ve seen firsthand how rising costs, natural disasters, and global instability have impacted farming communities over the last few years. The needs of our farmers and rural communities have shifted, and so should Congress’ spending priorities. As we continue working on government funding for fiscal year 2024, we cannot leave our farmers and rural communities behind.

Congressman Valadao Statement on USMCA Dispute Panel’s Failure to Enforce USMCA

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Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) released the following statement denouncing the recent ruling by a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute panel which allows Canadian restrictions on U.S. dairy farmer’s market access to continue. This follows the ongoing efforts of Rep. Valadao and his colleagues to ensure fair treatment of the U.S. dairy industry.

Congressman Valadao Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Fresh Produce for Those in Need

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Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) joined Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to introduce H.R. 5589, the Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act. This bipartisan, bicameral bill establishes a new mechanism for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to purchase a wide variety of U.S.-grown fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to those in need.

Congressman Valadao Introduces Package of Bipartisan Bills to Support Specialty Crop Producers

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Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-22) introduced two bipartisan bills to improve the domestic specialty crop industry – the Specialty Crop Domestic Market Promotion Program Act and the Specialty Crop Mechanization Assistance Act. Specialty crops are a cornerstone of California agriculture – the state produces the most specialty crops in the country both in quantity and diversity, with over 400 different commodities produced in the state per year.

Let's get the resources the Central Valley needs in the Farm Bill

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Let's get the resources the Central Valley needs in the Farm Bill

Right now, one of the biggest items on Congress’ to-do list is the Farm Bill, a package of legislation that governs a wide range of agriculture, forestry and nutrition programs, and is typically reauthorized every five years. Legislation that impacts livelihoods throughout the Valley should not be crafted behind closed doors without your input.