Agriculture

My great-grandfather came to the Central Valley to farm peaches in Manteca back in the 1850s. Just about everyone you talk to around here has a similar story. Agriculture is not only a key driver of our local economy and a source of jobs, it’s also an important part of who we are.

The Central Valley is the fruit and nut basket of the world – which is why I fought to serve on the House Agriculture Committee. One of my most important roles in Washington is serving as the voice of our local growers and producers on the committee. It’s vital that we have clear Farm Bill implementation and a trade policy that actually works for our farmers and families. My job is to make sure that federal agriculture policy works for our farmers – not just folks in other parts of the country.

My office is dedicated to helping our farmers in any way possible, if you need help cutting through red tape with the USDA please contact us.

For more information concerning work and views related to Agriculture, please contact our office.

More on Agriculture

March 23, 2021 Press Release

MODESTO — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) joined county leaders at the San Joaquin County Ag Center to tour their vaccination site ​for food and agricultural workers and ​discuss needs in the agricultural community. After the tour, Rep. Harder spoke about the importance of ensuring access to vaccines for our frontline farmers, ranchers, food and ag workers, and presented the County and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau ​with certificates of recognition for their critically important work ​supporting outreach to the agricultural community.

March 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) sent a letter to Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the United States, to urge him to support restarting talks between the Indian government and its farmers. In the letter, Rep. Harder specifically called out the Indian government’s use of tear gas, water cannons, and other forms of violence on peaceful demonstrators in recent months. 

 

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that the Central Valley has received a $32 million grant for the Migrant Childcare Head Start program. Much of this funding will go directly to kids in San Joaquin and Stanislaus County. Rep. Harder fought to secure this funding in last year’s appropriations process. 

 

February 10, 2021 Press Release

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February 10, 2021

CONTACT: Andrew Mamo, (914) 393-5012

 

Harder Touts Win for Farmers and Ag Workers in Agriculture Committee Budget Package

 

January 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will continue to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture for this term in Congress after successfully obtaining a waiver from the House Steering and Policy Committee. Members of the House who are appointed to the Appropriations Committee typically serve solely on that committee. If a member wishes to serve on an additional committee, they must seek out and obtain a special waiver allowing them to serve on an additional committee.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement after Congressional Leadership struck a final stimulus deal to support Americans struggling through the pandemic. The bipartisan compromise package will provide another round of economic impact payments, this time worth $600. It will also shore up extended unemployment and the Paycheck Protection Program, which saved over 70,000 jobs in Rep. Harder’s district.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Harder is First Democratic Central Valley Rep to Serve on Committee in Decades

December 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement regarding the sequencing of vaccine distribution in California.

“Ag is too often left behind in policy discussions and our farm workers get lip service instead of the help they need. It’s not enough to call farmworkers “essential” if you’re not going to treat them as essential.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Today, President Donald Trump signed Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) first standalone bill into law. The new law authored by Rep.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bill to stop the invasion of the nutria, a giant swamp rat from South America, passed the Senate last night and will be sent to President Trump to be signed into law.

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