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Chairman Costa statement following briefing from USTR Ambassador Doud

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California released the following statement after a briefing from Ambassador Gregg Doud of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: “I appreciate Ambassador Doud’s visit today and his candor in discussing the range of trade issues impacting our farm and food families nationwide. As I said to him,... Read more »

Peterson, Costa Statements on Japan Trade Agreement

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WASHINGTON (September 25, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statements Tuesday on the release of details contained in a tariff reduction agreement between the United States and Japan. Chairman Peterson “The past two years have underscored just how i... Read more »

Vela, Costa Opening Statements at Hearing to Review the Implementation of Federal Farm and Disaster Programs

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Chairman Filemon Vela of Texas, and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California delivered the following remarks during a joint hearing today to review the implementation and capacity of several key programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to aid farmers,... Read more »

House Ag Democratic Leadership Supports Funding for Farmers

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Filemon Vela, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities; Jim Costa, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture; and Collin Peterson, Chairman of House Agriculture Committee are leading efforts to secure the inclusion of language in the continuing resolution (CR) which would allow USDA to move forward with the recently announced Market Facilit... Read more »

Peterson, Costa Comment on Implementation of Farm Bill Animal Health Programs

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WASHINGTON (August 12, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued statements Monday afternoon following USDA’s announcement of implementation by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of animal health programs authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. “I prioritized funding ... Read more »

Chairman Costa Statement on Issues Facing Domestic Livestock and Poultry Industry

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statement after today’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry industry. “As the overall economy grows, it’s increasingly clear that its success isn’t shared evenly at all levels, especially in rural, agricultural areas. Today’s hearing g... Read more »

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