Agriculture

The American farmer is an integral part of country’s fabric and remains an essential member of communities across the nation. Additionally, the world renowned California agriculture industry is one of the most significant contributors to our state’s economic engine.

Farmers across the country, including California, face serious challenges: pests and disease, a shortage of water, regulatory burdens, and low market prices and unfair trade barriers. The government must address these problems as well as work to expand market opportunities and provide emergency assistance when appropriate and needed. American farmers also need a reliable and affordable source of water, which is why I will continue to advocate on behalf of comprehensive water solutions for California and the rest of the nation. I will also continue to work with our farmers to ensure that American crops are treated fairly by countries that export crops to the United States and that any agricultural products entering the country are free from pests and diseases.

America’s agricultural industry is one of the most capable in the world and their ability to compete and thrive depends on the freedom for them to produce in a fair marketplace and without being severely hindered by conditions beyond their control. Americans need their government to ensure that they will continue to have an affordable, safe and reliable food supply.

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August 3, 2012 Press Release
Today Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) introduced the Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Act of 2012, would transfer 14 C-27J Spartan Aircraft from the Department of Defense (DoD) to the U.S. Forest Service if DoD declares the aircraft to be excess to Defense operations. The bill, H.R. 6248, is a companion bill to S. 3441 introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).

April 9, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) voted in favor of H.J. Res. 2, the Fiscal Year 2003 Appropriations Conference Report, which had been delayed for more than four months. The remaining 11 of 13 appropriation bills for fiscal year 2003 had been consolidated in to the omnibus package, H.J. Res. 2. The federal government had passed a series of Continuing Resolutions to keep the government running at fiscal year 2002 funding levels before passing the omnibus bill.

April 9, 2009 Press Release
Saturday, the House voted in favor of H.R. 4818, the FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The amalgamated bill included nine appropriations bills for a total of $388.4 billion in discretionary spending. When added to the other four discretionary appropriations bills, the total FY05 discretionary spending is $821.9 billion.

April 9, 2009 Press Release
Today, the House voted in favor of H.R. 4818, the FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The amalgamated bill included nine appropriations bills for a total of $388.4 billion in discretionary spending. When added to the other four discretionary appropriations bills, the total FY05 discretionary spending is $821.9 billion.

April 9, 2009 Press Release
Representative Ken Calvert (CA-44th) is pleased to have important local and state projects included in the final Fiscal Year 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill (H.R. 2744), which passed the House by a vote of 318-63.

April 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Ken Calvert will vote in support of H.R. 5384, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2007, which is expected to pass the House later this evening.

April 8, 2009 Press Release
Congressman Ken Calvert today introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to increase the amount of reclaimed water in Orange County. The South Orange County Recycled Water Enhancement Act, H.R. 5786, authorizes two water reclamation projects in south Orange County. Reclaimed water refers to wastewater that has been treated to a level that makes it suitable for a beneficial reuse, such as landscape irrigation.

April 8, 2009 Press Release
Rep. Calvert (R-CA) was pleased by the announcement by President Bush that those areas affected by the January freeze are designated major disaster areas.

"California citrus and other farmers will be able to receive the assistance they need to get back on their feet and start planning for the next crop," said Rep. Calvert. "I would like to thank the President for providing the much-needed federal help to the State of California and Governor Schwarzenegger for his persistence on this issue."

April 8, 2009 Press Release
Today Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) announced two grants that benefit Riverside, California.

"Today I am pleased to announce that two priorities for our region have been awarded funding from the federal government," said Rep. Calvert.

The grants include:

$2,000,000 for an Automated Pathogen Tracking System

Awarded by The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology

Recipient: ISCA Technologies, Inc. - Riverside, California

(951) 686-5008

www.iscatech.com
April 8, 2009 Press Release
"California is battling some of the worst wildfires in its history and I commend the many firefighters, policemen, first-responders, and National Guardsmen who are putting their lives on the line in this fight. My thoughts and prayers are with the many families who have lost their homes and those who are currently evacuated. I, along with my staff, stand by ready to help in any way we can."

FEMA, Emergency Assistance: www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm

FEMA, Wildfire tips: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/wildfire/wf_before.shtm