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.

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More on Agriculture

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraged by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) decision to agree to his request to ensure tree nut producers, including walnut growers, are included in the latest round of trade aid. The new USDA package aims to assist farmers who have been harmed by retaliatory tariffs. Rep. Harder led a bipartisan letter with Rep.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers from across the country in an effort to ensure that Central Valley specialty crop growers aren’t again left out of a critical aid program provided to farmers harmed by Chinese tariffs. Although the ongoing trade war has cost the California walnut industry over $600 million, walnut farmers were not covered by the last Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Rep.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C.—Last night, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) was appointed to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture for the 116th Congress.

 

January 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington DC—Today, California Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) took a firm stand with farmers in the Central Valley by voting in favor of re-opening and funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a vital step in finally ending the pointless government shutdown and reviving crucial services that assist farmers in California and around the country.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington DC— Today, California Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) demanded that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extend the deadline for farmers seeking relief under the Market Facilitation Program—and the Secretary of Agriculture has agreed to act. Because of the government shutdown, farmers would have been unable to apply for this vital program if the deadline was not extended from its original date of January 15, 2019.

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