Family farmers honor John Doolittle as 'Friend of Farm Bureau'
» November 2, 2006 «
Consistent support for family farmers and ranchers has earned recognition for Rep. John Doolittle from the largest farm groups in the nation and state.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, California Farm Bureau Federation and county Farm Bureaus in his 4th Congressional District have presented Doolittle with the Friend of Farm Bureau award. Farm Bureau members presented the award to Doolittle today as he visited a Nevada County apple farm.
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. Doolittle, R-Roseville, scored 100 percent on the votes considered for the award.
"Throughout his service in Congress, John Doolittle has been a strong, effective advocate for family farmers and ranchers," California Farm Bureau President Doug Mosebar said. "He has led efforts to achieve balanced policies that conserve natural resources and protect property rights for farmers, ranchers, timberland owners and other Americans."
Mosebar also praised Rep. Doolittle's work to maintain multiple uses of public lands and to promote responsible water development to meet California's future needs.
"His constituents and all Californians benefit from John Doolittle's experience and his commitment to assure the long-term health of the state's farms, ranches and timber operations," Mosebar said.
Doolittle is among 20 members of Congress from California who qualified for the Friend of Farm Bureau award during the just-concluded two-year session.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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