Agriculture is the cornerstone of Ventura County’s economy that supports thousands of jobs throughout our region. It is also a proud part of our heritage, giving our community its unique beauty. In Congress, I have worked hard to support our local agricultural producers, workers, and businesses.

  • May 2017
  • Why did Trump sour on lemon ban?

    By Editorial Board Originally Appeared on The Ventura County Star As proponents of free trade, we find it difficult to make protectionist arguments against the Trump administration’s decision last week to lift a ban on lemon imports from Argentina, even though Ventura County is one of the top lemon-producing areas in the United States and stands […]

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  • U.S. ends ban on importing Argentine lemons, angering California citrus growers

    By Associated Press Originally Appeared In The Los Angeles Times The California citrus industry was livid Tuesday over the Trump administration’s decision to allow lemon imports from Argentina’s top producing region for the first time in 16 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it will lift the ban on lemons from northwestern […]

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  • April 2017
  • October 2015
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    Brownley announces federal grant to increase access to locally own agriculture for low-income communities in Ventura County

    OXNARD, CALIF.  – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that The Abundant Table in Oxnard will receive nearly $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase access to locally-grown produce for low-income communities throughout Ventura County. “As a former school board member, and a mother of two, I know first-hand the critical […]

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  • April 2014
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    Brownley welcomes USDA announcement of $66 million in specialty crop block grant funding

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made approximately $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grants available for projects to help specialty crop growers. As a member of the Specialty Crop Caucus, Brownley fought for the renewal of the Specialty Crop Block Grant program […]

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  • February 2014
  • Saving AG Land from Drying Up Takes Teamwork

    Because of agriculture, Ventura County has a unique beauty, heritage, community and economy — but our community depends on reliable access to fresh water. Without it, our rivers dry up and our crops cannot grow.

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  • January 2014
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    Brownley statement on farm bill conference agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on the Farm Bill conference agreement: “After many months working directly with our growers in Ventura County toward passage of a Farm Bill that serves the needs of our growers, especially for our specialty crop growers, I’m pleased that the conference committee […]

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  • October 2013
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    Brownley Applauds Important Next Step for the Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) expressed her relief that the Farm Bill will move to conference, an important next step in passing a final Farm Bill that supports farmers and growers in Ventura County and keeps food prices affordable for families. “Today, I am very pleased an important piece of legislation has taken […]

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  • September 2013
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    Brownley Votes to Protect Food and Support for Ventura County Families

    WASHINGTON, D.C— Today Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted against the More Hunger, Less Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102), which would slash nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that primarily helps feed children, seniors, the disabled, and our veterans. “More than 68,000 Ventura County residents rely on SNAP benefits to […]

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