Farm Bureau lends its support to Propositions 1A to 1F
» March 24, 2009 «
Noting that healthy farms depend on a healthy California economy, the state's largest farm organization announced its support of Gov. Schwarzenegger's package of ballot propositions designed to help stabilize the state budget and create a path to greater fiscal responsibility.
"This budget and these measures are a step in moving the state in a positive direction in these tough economic times, " said Doug Mosebar, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation.
"We know these measures aren't a complete and final solution. There is more work to be done, but this budget effort by the governor and the Legislature is a good starting point," he said. "With the situation we are facing there are no easy choices, so we all need to roll up our sleeves and recognize that we all play a role in maintaining a thriving California economy."
"Stabilization of the state's finances is key not only in keeping our communities healthy, but keeping our farms healthy to maintain food security for our state and our nation. Of greatest importance in these efforts is the need to improve our water infrastructure, including providing for better ways to store and move water, so we can avoid the shortages we are experiencing right now," Mosebar stated.
"Voters need to see that everyone is being fiscally responsible before they will approve the types of bond measures needed to bring new water projects online. It took many months of hard work by the governor and Republican and Democratic leaders to come up with this budget package, so it's important that we all try to make this budget work as best we can," Mosebar said.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of 85,000 members statewide.
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