Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Rep. Sam Farr

Sam Farr (CA), Ranking Member

Rosa Delauro (CT)

Sanford Bishop (GA)

Chellie Pingree (ME) 





Department of Agriculture (Except Forest Service)

Farm Credit Administration

Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Recent Activity

December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 Total enacted level:       $20.9 billion

2015 Committee mark:           $20.9 billion

2015 Omnibus:                        $20.6 billion

Highlights and key points:

October 14, 2014 Page

Previous Agriculture Bills

Fiscal Year 2014

September 16, 2014 Press Release
While it was my sincere hope that we could have completed action on all twelve Appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, I understand Chairman Rogers desire to quickly pass this CR and prevent another disastrous government shutdown.
June 11, 2014 Press Release

I rise having cosponsored this bill as the ranking member on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. I have to say that I think we have worked very well together. We have worked together as chair and ranking member over a period of time. It is an interesting perspective.

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

I appreciate the efforts of Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr to put together this bill, which provides adequate funding for vital programs such as international food aid, nutritional assistance, and food safety.

March 14, 2014 Press Release

I would like to thank Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr and welcome Secretary Vilsack.

Mr. Secretary, your Department plays an important role in nutrition assistance for vulnerable populations, conservation efforts, rural community development, and research to combat climate change and improve crop yields.  The range and scope of USDA’s responsibilities is truly amazing.

March 4, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s FY 2015 budget request:

January 15, 2014 Press Release

2013 enacted level:               $20.7 billion

2014 Committee mark:         $19.5 billion

2014 Omnibus:                       $20.9 billion

·         $6.7 billion for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), sufficient to meet expected need in 2014.

June 13, 2013 Press Release
Just yesterday, as the Appropriations Committee considered the Defense Appropriations Act, I warned that the majority's path would lead to severe cuts being borne by bills funding critical domestic priorities. Today as we consider a bill cut 6.2% from last year's level that prediction is proving accurate.
April 12, 2013 Press Release
The Commodity Future Trading Commission is the unsung hero of America's fiscal stability.