Pombo earns 'Friend of Farm Bureau' honor
» November 1, 2006 «
Calling him a "tremendous asset" to family farmers and ranchers, farm groups honored Rep. Richard Pombo for his strong pro-agriculture voting record in the House of Representatives.
Pombo, R-Tracy, received the Friend of Farm Bureau award presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation, California Farm Bureau Federation and county Farm Bureaus within his 11th Congressional District. Farm Bureau presents the award to members of Congress who achieve at least a 70-percent favorable voting record on issues that affect farmers and ranchers.
"Richard Pombo has been a dynamic leader who fights for policies that benefit family farmers and ranchers," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "As chairman of the House Resources Committee and vice chairman of the Agriculture Committee, he has been a tremendous asset to agriculture and his leadership roles benefit everyone in his district."
Mosebar noted that Pombo has led efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act in ways that better protect species while encouraging landowners to be partners in conservation. He pointed to Pombo's work on addressing bay-delta water issues and in passing the Healthy Forests Initiative.
"Representative Pombo has distinguished himself as a dedicated, principled, hard-working member of Congress," Mosebar said. "We're proud to call him a Friend of Farm Bureau."
Pombo is among 20 members of Congress from California to earn the Friend of Farm Bureau award. The California Farm Bureau board of directors also issued a special commendation to Pombo for his work to benefit farmers and ranchers.
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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