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

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.

September 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to dangerous air quality levels that have been in the unhealthy range in the Valley for nearly a month, as a result of some of the worst wildfires in California’s history, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today introduced the Wildfire Smoke Relief Act.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, two amendments introduced by Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) to help California protect the public from wildfires passed the House of Representatives as part of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. The amendments focus on protecting electrical infrastructure and reducing the effects of smoke on outdoor workers. The bill containing the amendments will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.

Electrical Infrastructure Amendment

September 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the Senate companion to Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) Protecting Fairs During Coronavirus Act. The bill would establish a $5 billion federal grant program to offset fair revenue losses during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to concerns from school districts across the Central Valley, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) has written a letter asking the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow school districts to continue their nutrition programs through the end of the school year regardless of in-person opening status.

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