Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Agriculture

Agriculture Updates

September 2014

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Jan 28, 2015
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today was named the Democratic Ranking Member on the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition. The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives. The Republican Chair of the Subcommittee is U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana.
Oct 1, 2014
U.S. Rep James McGovern, who represents part of Franklin County in Congress, is among 60 House members who called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to take immediate steps to protect bees and other pollinators from the impacts of some pesticides.
Sep 22, 2014

Food Safety Modernization Act

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed changes to four rules proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.

These changes are based on the invaluable input received from farmers, including you, and others directly affected by the rules. Thousands of comments were submitted electronically during the comment period.

Sep 22, 2014

Local and Regional Food Systems

The USDA is making a $78 million investment in local and regional food systems, such as farmers markets, food hubs, aggregation and processing facilities, distribution services, and other local food business enterprises.

Aug 25, 2014

In August, I organized a three-day, district-wide farm tour that included 20 stops at local producers, co-op markets, and food distribution centers. I was happy that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos, MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Maeve Vallely Bartlett, and MA Commissioner of Agriculture Greg Watson were able to accompany me on the tour.