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Sam Farr's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Date Title
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry
Oct. 27, 2016 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Louis J. Milione, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Call to Address Provisions of the "Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp"
Aug. 18, 2016 Farr Celebrates Lifting of Last Quarantine on California Grapes
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Hon. León Rodriguez, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services - Address H-2A Agriculture Worker Delays
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the Dept. Commerce - Members of California Delegation Push for Federal Disaster Declaration in Crab Fisheries
Nov. 24, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Jerry Brown, Governor of California - Stand Ready to Declare a Fishery Disaster for the Dungeness Crab Fishery
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Sept. 2, 2015 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Nix User Fees and Fully Fund FSMA Implementation
Aug. 24, 2015 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law
Aug. 19, 2015 Summer 2015 E-Newsletter
July 23, 2015 Statement on GMO Labeling Bill
July 23, 2015 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
June 25, 2015 Speech of Honorable Sam Farr - In Honor of Hugo Tottino
June 10, 2015 Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Combat Growing Threat Of Ocean Acidification
June 2, 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
June 1, 2015 Statement On Bill That Weakens Fishing Industry
Oct. 23, 2014 The Californian - Fresh Produce Battles Fast Food for America's Stomachs
Sept. 11, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House, and Candice Miller, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration - Banning Polystyrene from House Cafeterias
Sept. 10, 2014 Politico - Farr: School Lunch Politics Part of a Larger Trend
Aug. 27, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director the Office of Budget and Management - User Fees And Fully Fund FSMA Implementation
Aug. 27, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - User Fees And Fully Fund FSMA Implementation
Aug. 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Poverty
Aug. 8, 2014 Monterey Herald - Sam Farr: School Nutrition Program About Improving Children's Lives
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP
July 30, 2014 Newsletter: Saving Healthy School Lunches
July 22, 2014 Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014
June 11, 2014 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2015
June 11, 2014 Reps. Farr, DeLauro and Miller Fight Republican Attempts to Weaken School Lunch Nutrition Standards
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
April 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - Reconsider Rule that Would Harm Small Breweries & Increase Food Waste
Feb. 7, 2014 House Caucus: Organic farmers win big in Farm Bill
Feb. 5, 2014 Statement on NOAA's approval of California shark fin ban
Jan. 29, 2014 House Passes Farm Bill That Includes New Funding For Central Coast Crops
Dec. 4, 2013 Immigration Reform
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbit Stabenow and Thad Cochran and Representatives Frank Lucas and Collin Peterson - Allow Institutions of Higher Education to be able to Grow and Cultivate Hemp for Research Purposes
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest
Sept. 19, 2013 Statement On GOP Vote To Cut $40B From SNAP
Sept. 19, 2013 A Dream-Killing Bill
Aug. 13, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - SNAP Funding
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
July 11, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
July 1, 2013 CQ Roll Call - More Attacks on Farm Policy Expected in House Spending Bill Debate
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Sept. 12, 2012 Working for Local Farmers - Summer 2012 E-Newsletter
June 8, 2012 Rep. Farr Hails US-EU Organic Agreement
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