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Costa Statement on UN World Food Programme Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize

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(FRESNO) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, issued the following statement in response to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations World Food Programme: “As I’ve long said, food security is national security, and today’s announcement emphasizes the important connection between stamping out global hunger and strivin... Read more »

Costa Statement on Roundtable Discussion with Chief Agriculture Negotiator Doud

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House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa released the following statement after today’s roundtable with USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud. “Farmers, ranchers, and dairymen and women are suffering greatly as a result of this pandemic, which has hit American agriculture hard. With many of our commodity prices in the tank, it is crucial that we... Read more »

Costa Statement on Roundtable Discussion on USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service

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Yesterday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa (CA-16) hosted a roundtable, in which USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Mindy M. Brashears and Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator Paul Kiecker answered questions about the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains. “Over the last four months, America’s food supply chain has bee... Read more »

Costa Statement on President Trump's Meat Processing Executive Order

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California released the following statement following President Trump's executive order to keep meat processing plants open: "In carrying out this executive order the Administration must ensure the health and safety of workers and provide all the resources necessary to do so. Our beef, pork, and p... Read more »

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