Kika de la Garza dies, chaired House Ag panel for 14 years

The first Hispanic from the Rio Grande Valley elected to Congress, Kika de la Garza, who was House Agriculture chairman for 14 of his 32 years in Congress, died on Monday at age of 89. He was chairman during the farm recession of the mid-1980s, one of the hardest times for agriculture since the Depression.… » Read More

FERN’s Ag Insider gives you the reporting you need every day to navigate the difficult terrain of food and agriculture policy. Editor Chuck Abbott has been covering this beat for nearly three decades — few journalists have the connections in the halls of power and the understanding of the issues that Chuck does.

Executives and leaders across the political and corporate spectrum consider FERN's Ag Insider an essential read. Get the reporting you need every weekday. Subscribe now to get full access! Don’t miss out.

Features include:

  • • In-depth reporting and analysis
  • • A roundup of key reporting from a range of sources
  • • Articles tagged and viewable by subject
  • • A searchable archive of all Ag Insider reporting
  • • All this PLUS a newsletter summary in your email inbox every weekday morning.

As low as $6.60 / month
30-day free trial