Ag leaders to speak at Alliance Conference

Reps. Jim Costa and Dan Newhouse are set to speak during the virtual conference.
EDITED BY ANNE BLANKENBILLER
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The Family Farm Alliance’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference will include two farmers and members of Congress as keynote speakers. Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) are set to speak during the virtual conference to be held Feb. 18-19.

Representative Jim Costa is serving his 9th term in Congress where he chairs two influential subcommittees on the Agriculture Committee and Natural Resources Committee. He has been a leader on issues impacting Western agriculture. His work includes efforts toward comprehensive water policy in the WIIN Act, international trade and improvements to the farm bill.

Now in his 4th term in Congress, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee and recently assumed the helm as chair of the Congressional Western Caucus. Mr. Newhouse has worked on issues ranging from the Endangered Species Act, WOTUS, Western water and the farm bill.

The annual meeting and conference is themed “A Bridge Over Troubled Water” and will focus on how Western agricultural water users are working with their communities, federal and state governments, investors and NGOs to shore up their water reliability. Additional speakers and panelists are scheduled. Registration for the conference is available until Feb. 15. Cost to register is $249.

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