U. S. Representative Jim Costa sat down with AgNet West the morning following the markup session for the Farm Bill that went into the wee hours Wednesday night in the House Agriculture Committee. In these comments Costa offers an update of where things stand with the Farm Bill from a California perspective. Costa represents a large chunk of the Central Valley.
Changes to Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program concern industry
WASHINGTON, D.C – The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 120 organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, commends House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Collin Peterson and committee members for passing their version of the Farm Bill on Wednesday.
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FROM THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JIM COSTA
Representing California’s 16th District
Fresno County • Merced County • Madera County
Washington, DC – Rep. Jim Costa, the highest ranking Californian on the House Agriculture Committee, voted to move H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, to the House floor. At nearly midnight, the House Agriculture Committee gave overwhelming support with a vote of 36-10 to take up where the last Congress left off and advance a five year Farm Bill that will set the nation’s agriculture and nutrition policies.
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Thousands of growers, producers, shippers, and others in the ag industry from around the nation, and even around the world, are in San Diego for the United Fresh 2013 convention. Sabrina Hill is at the event and has this report.
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