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  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $130 Million in Appropriations Bill to Help Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced over $130 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, secured in the U.S. House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways to protect the citrus industry. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured $61 million for th... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Includes $96.5 million in Appropriations Bill for Cattle Health
    Posted in Press Release on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced that he included $96.5 million and language in the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program, including $5 million specifically for research and scientific tools to eradicate cattle fever tick. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Over $120 Million to Help Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the delivery of over $120 million in federal funds to help U.S. citrus growers, including those in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds, which have been included in the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill, will offer support to citrus farmers in numerous ways. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, Congressman Cuellar advocated for and secured over $65 million for citru... Read more

  • El Congresista Cuellar Anuncia Más de $120 Millones para Ayudar a los Productores de Cítricos
    Posted in Press Release on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON - El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro del Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara de Representantes, anunció la entrega de más de $120 millones en fondos federales para ayudar a los cultivadores de cítricos de EE.UU., incluyendo cultivadores del Valle del Río Grande. Los fondos que han sido incluidos en el proyecto de ley Omnibus Appropriations 2018 ofrecerán apoyo a los productores de cítricos de numerosas maneras. Para ayudar a los agricultores del Valle del Río Grande a comba... Read more

  • Reps. Cuellar, Vela, and Gonzalez Deliver $97.5 million for Cattle Health
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    WASHINGTON— Representatives Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today that they helped secure $96.5 million in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program, including $5 million specifically for research and scientific tools to eradicate cattle fever tick, an additional $1 million for USDA ARS to conduct research on... Read more

  • THE NEW YORKER: The Wall (of Reeds) that the Border Patrol Would Like to Tear Down
    Posted in In The News on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Someone wandering along the banks of the Rio Grande, on the American side, in the summer of 2009 might have been startled by a small cardboard box plummeting to the ground. Neatly sealed with blue packing tape, its paper wrapping crisp and clean, the box would have felt light, even empty. But then, on further inspection, an observer would have noticed the platoon of tiny black insects exiting a slit on one end. Slightly larger than a gnat, the insects would have buzzed off, one by one, into the ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Language Authorizing Another $10 Million in Federal Reimbursement for Mission Reach Project
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), a member of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of language he sponsored authorizing an additional $10 million in federal reimbursement for the San Antonio/Bexar County Mission Reach Project in the Fiscal Year 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This bill was passed by the House Appropriations Committee today and now awaits consideration by the full House of Representatives before being sent to the Sena... Read more

  • Cuellar Helps Deliver Over $116 Million to Support Citrus Growers
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of more than $116 million in federal funds he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill to help fight Citrus Greening Disease and fruit flies. To help Rio Grande Valley farmers battle the scourge of Citrus Greening Disease, the Congressman advocated for and secured over $57 million for the Citrus Health Response Program and Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group operated through the U.S. Departm... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Helps Deliver $91.5 Million for USDA Cattle Health Program
    Posted in Press Release on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the inclusion of $91.5 million which he helped secure in the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Cattle Health Program; funding that is used in part to help fight the spread of cattle fever ticks. The U.S. cattle industry is valued at roughly $81 billion. Cattle fever ticks carry microscopic parasites that cause anemia, fever, enlarg... Read more

  • MORNING AG CLIPS: Improving food safety on the border
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) recently announced new measures for the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to more efficiently fight disease and food-borne illnesses, including some border-specific efforts that could save businesses money and avoid wasted food. When a truck carrying produce crosses the border, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors or certified Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture inspectors inspect the contents. If they fin... Read more