Home > newsroom > Page
California’s Central Valley: Producing America’s Fruits and Vegetables
Americans will see higher prices for produce as historic California drought continues

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2014 -

California’s Central Valley is the state’s agriculture hub, producing over 360 products. California is the sole producer of more than 13 fruits, vegetables and nuts including walnuts, olives, clingstone peaches and sweet rice. California is also the nation’s largest dairy producer with over 1/5th of the Nation’s dairy.  Years of man-made drought coupled with this year’s lack of rainfall have increased food prices around the Nation.

Today the House will act on legislation to provide relief to farmers and help return water flows to the Central Valley. H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, is a comprehensive solution that would restore some water deliveries that have been cut-off due to federal regulations and environmental lawsuits, ensure a reliable water supply for people and fish, secure water rights, and save taxpayer money by ending unnecessary and dubious government projects. Learn more at /legislation/HR3964

###

Printable PDF of this document


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop Statement on ESA Regulatory Reforms

Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s regulatory reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “Under the previous administration, t...... Read more

Bishop Statement on USFS Sage Grouse Rule

Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the announced U.S. Forest Service final rule regarding Obama-era sage grouse amendments. Previous actions taken by the O...... Read more

300

Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) spoke on the House floor, highlighting H.R. 1225, the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, garnering over 300 cosp...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events