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Agriculture

As a lifelong cattle rancher, I understand the unique needs of California agriculture. California feeds America and much of the world, and it’s important that we pursue policies that help farmers and ranchers pass their way of life on to the next generation.

I am proud to represent California’s Third Congressional District, which has a unique and vibrant agricultural economy. From rice to walnuts to peaches to tomatoes, you can find it all. Because of this, I am a strong supporter of programs to help California farmers expand overseas markets, increased investment in agricultural research, investment in conservation programs which benefit farmers and wildlife, and federal crop insurance and commodity programs.

As a huge proponent of Buy America, I am pursuing policies that ensure that our school children are eating safe, nutrition foods grown in here in the United States, rather than places like China.

More on Agriculture

February 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), who served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, sent a letter to California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Jared Blumenfeld, and California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, advocating for the Sites Reservoir Project—an off-stream reservoir—and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Governor Newsom’s Wat

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03), Josh Harder (D-CA10), Jim Costa (D-CA16), and TJ Cox (D-CA21) and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) issued the following statement after the State of California released its voluntary agreement framework to water users:

February 3, 2020 Event

Join Congressman John Garamendi for a Manufacturing Advisory meeting to:

Discuss USMCA, Make It In America, American Workforce
Modernization, and your priorities in Congress.

Learn about how Congressman Garamendi is supporting
American shipbuilding.

January 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the inclusion of the Sites Reservoir Project in Governor Newsom’s 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to support workers, farmers, ranchers, and manufacturing in the United States. The bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 385-41 and is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by the President.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted for two bipartisan appropriations bills to fund the federal government through the 2020 fiscal year. The $1.4 trillion spending deal funds nearly aspect of the federal government and includes $25 million in long-sought funding for critical research into gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The legislation is expected to be signed into law later this week.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted in favor of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) which passed the House by a vote of 260-165. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Garamendi is a cosponsor.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded an agreement between the United States and South Korea on improved market access for American-grown rice.

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) joined a bipartisan group of Representatives in cosponsoring the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which was introduced today by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which was negotiated over several months with input from agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations, makes meaningful reforms to the H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a first-of-its-kind, merit-based visa program specifically designed for the nation’s agricultural sector. 

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA03), Josh Harder (D-CA10), Jim Costa (D-CA16), and TJ Cox (D-CA21) and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the following statement on the updated biological opinions for federally protected fish species and coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project: